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Fish everywhere in Pittwater April29/30.

BY: Webteam / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Fishing Tips, Hawkesbury River, Jewfish, Pittwater, Soft plastics, Videos

Fishing in Pittwater this weekend has been terrific . It should keep going so get out there next weekend . Flathead , bream , bonito , tailor , jewfish , kingie said are all there for the taking .

On Saturday I set off early to target jewfish in Pittwater .Rising tide to high at 10.40 am . The moon is right . Nothing from 6.30 -8.30 then two jewies by 9 am . Very happy when the plan comes off . I then moved to another spot amongst the moorings , and at 9.3o till 10.00 another two jewies . I left them still biting as I had to go in . I used Flathead gear, 5″ soft plastic jerk shad in white , 1/4 oz jig head and 3/0 hook .the secret is to fish light so 10 lb leader , 2500 reel .All you have to do is find a deep spot amongst the moorings and be patient . Let the jig head hit the bottom and then just jig it up and down aggressively , letting it hit the bottom each time . They will hit it on the drop mostly and also when it is on the bottom , never on the up , so be ready .

Sunday I went after the jewies again . Same deal as yesterday . This time I had 3 jewies in the boat between 6.30 and 7.00 am . One hour after the low tide time . Then nothing for half an hour so I moved to another spot . Then 8.00am another jewie , and then nothing .

I decided then to go up the Hawkesbury to try my luck .  Nothing from 10.30 till 1.00 pm . Then a hit , an nice 61 cm jewie . That made 5 for the day and 9 for the weekend . Add to this two Flathead , one tailor and one eel as by catch and a good day . The gear up the Hawkesbury is bigger , 17-20 lb leader , but still 2500 reel and 10 lb braid . Use the same system as I have described above . 

Enjoy the photos and video .

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Jewie fishing on Anzac Day 2017.

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

I headed out for a fish to target Jewies this morning . Everything was right , one day from the new moon , high tide at 7.10 am , and slightly overcast . Armed with my Flathead gear , 10 lb leader , 8 lb braid , 2500 reel , 2-6 kg rod . My go to lures , a soft plastic 5″ white jerk shad on a 1/4 oz jig head 3/0 hook size .

As I only had 2 hours before I had to go back , I decided to only fish amongst the moored boats in Pittwater . The technique was to cast out let it slowly drop to the bottom and rip rip to make the jerk shad look injured .

i started fishing at 6.15 am and for an hour and 10 minutes nothing ! Then just 15 minutes after high tide ,one hit a small soapie Jew 50 cm .

next cast another slightly bigger , then another on the next cast . Three in a row !. Over the 30 minutes till 8 am , I caught 6 small jewies , the biggest being 58 cm . Then as fast as they came on they stopped . Obviously a school of soapies appeared and went with the tide .

Then the pesky leather jackets appeared and ruined four soft plastics . I landed two in the boat hooked on the side . Even the live tailor I had out didn’t get a hit from anything .

The lesson is that if the tide and conditions are right you will get the fish , whether it be jewies , bream , Flathead or kingies .

Pittwater is fishing well . Have a look at the video of assorted shots of the various jewies .

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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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Jewfish in Pittwater video .

BY: Webteam / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Jewfish, Pittwater, Soft plastics, Uncategorized, Videos

Fishing this weekend is looking good . The rain has nearly gone and the moon is working it’s way to full . Here is a video of a nice jewie caught in Pittwater last weekend . Some good bream also and a rat kingie ate a 5″ soft plastic .

if you are fishing this weekend 8 th April , go for bream with light gear amongst the boats moored , flathead around the headlands and any drop offs , kingies will find you when you are fishing so be ready . There are squid around for live bait also as are tailor and salmon.

have a look at past articles for all the gear . 

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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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Big yellowfin Vanuatu .

BY: Webteam / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Fishing Trips, Other species, Popping, Soft plastics

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Today we were after big yellowfin . The wind was howling and the sea at the fad bigger than yesterday . So we started to troll with big 12″ poppers and a 7 ” soft plastic . The first  one was 15 kg then in came the big one at 25 kgs . Two more were caught ,12 kg and 10 kg . A great haul for the morning .

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Fishing Lake Macquarie (More Flathead)

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Today was a beautiful morning with only a light breeze so out we went at 6 am . Today it was a run out tide , an hour till low . Three of us as we had a guest . All using 5″ soft plastics jerk shads , one white , one pink and one pilchard . Second cast and in comes a 65 cm beauty on the pink colour . A few photos and off she went to give someone else a thrill . We fished for 2 1/2 hours for 7 first one was the biggest but all were good eating size . We kept 3 and 4 went back . See photos

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Pro tip #3 keeping the soft plastic active

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When your soft plastic is on the bottom near the boat and you are ready to bring it up to recast , make sure you work it all the way to the boat through the water column . The technique is simple just jig up 30 cm , drop the rod tip , then take up the slack and jig again . Repeat this process all the way to the boat . The soft plastic is mimicking a wounded fish or prawn .You will be surprised how many times you get a hit and a fish doing this . It doesn’t matter if it is a 5″ or a 2″ soft plastic or light or heavy jig . Many times I have had a bream , kingie , salmon ,tailor or trevally hit the lure . This is called working the water column . The process mimics how you jig the soft plastic along the bottom . Try it , you will be surprised at what you catch .

 

 

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