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Squidding in Pittwater 23.4.17

BY: Webteam / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Fishing Style, Fishing Tips, Flathead, Jewfish, Pittwater, Soft plastics, Squid

 Fishing in Pittwater is good at the moment . Water is clear and still warm . You can find plenty of squid . Just look for any weed beds with clear water and start throwing your squid jig around . They will find it . I caught 6 big squid including one giant yesterday . See the photo . They fed 9 of us for dinner with a thai chilli noodle dish . I am using a 2.5 g squid jig in the natural brown colour . It looks authentic in the water but I know the white ones and the pink ones also work in Pittwater . The squid are also in the deep so here I use a running sinker rig and a 1 metre trace from the swivel . You can also use a paternoster rig but I prefer the running sinker rig as you can make the jig dart around .

Flathead are also biting , look for the drop offs and at high tide the flats or shallow areas . Good around the jetties .

Jewfish are also around biting on plastics and live bait . I caught a school Jew yesterday and a small Flathead while moving around to see what was biting . 5″ soft plastics here with 1/4 oz and if in the deep 1/5 oz jig head on 3/0 or 5/0 hook .

I didn’t fish for bream but I know they are around as are rat kings .

The moon is good for fishing this week and weekend .

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Pittwater fishing 25.3.17 .great catches

BY: Webteam / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Bream, Fishing Style, Hawkesbury River, How to, Jewfish, Kingfish, Pittwater, Soft plastics

Fishing Pittwater Saturday. The morning was still so I went after bream as it was high tide . Two nice bream in two hours plus plenty of small reds to keep me entertained . I was using 1000 reel , 6 lb leader , 4 lb braid and 2 kg rod . The jig head was 1/12 oz with 2.5″ gulp shrimp in new penny colour . I decided to fish deep , 6 -7 metres as the water was dirty from the rain .

I went out in the afternoon at 4.30 just to try for a jewfish . After about an hour with nothing I hooked this small Jewie which was exciting . Then along came a school of bait fish followed by some rat kings so I threw the 5 ” soft plastic at them and hooked up a rat kingside which gave me a lot of fight . That was the day . The last two were caught on a 5″ Berkeley gulp jerk shad in pearl white , 3/0 hook and 1/4 oz jig head . I fished in 10-12 metres water amongst the moored boats .enjoy the photos . Videos to come later .¬†

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Fishing Pittwater Sunday 24th Jan 2016

BY: Webteam / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Fishing Style, Fishing Tips, Soft plastics
fishing Pittwater this weekend saw the water temperature at fishing was slow but they are biting even with the full moon . There are plenty of squid in the system , many down deep . Also biting were flathead , squire, silver bream , leather jackets and tailor . We tried for some kingies with soft plastics and a live squid drifting but nothing hit . Another boat we spoke to were using live yakkas and squid strips and had nothing also .
The photo below shows Chris with a 30 cm reddie caught on a 5″ Berkeley jerk shad in the pink colour . He used a 3/0 hook and 1/4 oz jig head . He was fishing for flathead and kingies and this was his by catch .
Next weekend the moon is perfect so get out there and have a fish . It should be good .
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Fishing Pittwater in the morning – Bream, Flathead, Trevally and Salmon

BY: Webteam / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Bream, Fishing Style, Fishing Tips, Knots & Rigs, Soft plastics
S perfect morning to go out . High tide at 11.30 so we are fishing the run up tide . Great for bream , flathead , trevally , salmon flounder etc . We decided to chase flathead first as the first of the run up they will be on the move . We hit the drop offs and cast up on the shallow part and dragged the soft plastic back down the drop off . We wer in 7 metres of water dropping to 13 metres as. We think the flathead are in the deep being lazy . First hit was a trevally . Next hit was a nice 50 cm flathead . Then one lost . It went quiet as the tide got higher so we decided to change and use our bream gear for a nice winter bream . For the rest of the fishing not one bite from a bream, not even the babies . Another trevally and a small flounder finished off the morning .

 

 

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