Fishing Report – May 21, 2021

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It’s been a crazy few weeks with the weather, calm beautiful days, followed by some rain just to keep things interesting.

However, the fishing has been reasonable. The ‘Ripples have been a favourite spot for the fisherman as late with one fisherman hooking up 5 Morwong in one night, Tabitha caught a lovely Morwong and the Snapper have been biting at the turn of the tide.

A lovely table size cod was caught from the yellow marker at Toorbul. Ningi creek never disappoints with Neville and Josephine snagging a large flounder, bar-tailed flathead, Barracuda and pike. The main channel also produced an exciting moment for 2 fishermen when they hooked up to a Mackeral which gave them a great fight on light gear. They happened to land one and the other one got away.

The bait of choice at the moment is prawns, worms and squid. Drifting with the tide seems to be producing the most catches at the moment, our fisherman is definitely taking advantage of these slight sea breezes. With the Bull shark breeding season just about over there have been daily sightings of our dolphins, often seen working baitfish to feed on.

However, due to the recent rain and freshwater running from our creeks, our resident Dugongs have been hard to spot with the occasional close encounter whilst anchored. Let’s hope heading into the cooler months the bream and snapper catches will increase