LION Island is under siege from school kingfish, salmon and tailor. Whole pilchards and live baits seem to be attracting the most strikes, especially during early morning and late afternoons.
Bream and whiting are grabbing live nippers and peeled prawns at Ettalong Point. Live nippers combined with a high tide, has the local bream’s attention at the northern end of Paddy’s Channel.
Stokes Point, Clairville Wreck and Scotland Island are the three locations currently firing for kingfish in Pittwater. Live baits slow-trolled around the moorings and drop-offs seem to be working best.
Drifting the 40 to 60 mark between Palm Beach to Manly should get you among the flathead. Snapper were snared on half-pilchards when used in conjunction with a burley trail on the gravel at Newport and Long Reef.
Kingfish are pouncing on knife jigs and live baits at The Peak and Twelve Mile. Yellowfin to 68kg were landed on both skirted and deep diving hard-body lures at The Bait Station and east of Browns.
The whiting captures are increasing at Dee Why and Palm Beach. The ledges at Long Reef and Curl Curl are worth a throw for luderick and bream, reports Chris from Narrabeen Bait and Tackle.
The moorings and structure around Sugarloaf Bay and Pickering Point are holding solid kingfish. Goat and Garden Islands could also be investigated with whole squid or live baits for kings. Flathead succumb to yellowtail fillets when drifted throughout Rose Bay, while the ferry wharf has luderick falling to fresh green hair weed. Tailor are hitting lures spun from the shoreline along Drummoyne.
The odd whiting has fallen to live nippers and worms in front of the Novotel and at Dolls Point. The runways are still producing kingfish with a few solid tailor in the mix.
Flathead can be snared along Towra and drifting the middle of the bay with fresh fish fillets and whitebait.
Stan Johnston caught and released this 1m barra while spinning a soft plastic in Brannigan Creek, Qld. Stan wins this week's Rapala highperformance spinning reel.