SOFT plastics are tempting bream around the St Hubert’s Island Bridge. Kingfish are frequenting the Rip Bridge. Live yellowtail and slimey mackerel have their measure and when combined with a high tide, hang on! As an alternative to the kings, anglers soaking chicken fillets around the bridge pylons have been tangling with solid bream.
Alex Bellissimo guided Paul Dalla to his first ever kingfish and snapper from the rocks. Working the Mona Vale headland, two hours before high tide, baits employed included half-pilchards and whole king prawns. Archer Huang then joined Alex off the rocks at Curl Curl. Enjoying a successful night session, the best of the snapper went 41cm, while the largest tailor hit 1kg. Cuttle fish strips and half-pilchards were the pick of the baits.
Bungan Beach has tailor and flathead during the run-in tide. Distance casting from the ledges at North Curl Curl with fresh squid strips should get you among the snapper.
Charter vessel Ambition has been tangling with yellowfin to 45kg, 300 fathoms east of Sydney Harbour. Kingfish are falling to live squid and slimey mackerel trolled on downriggers at Long Reef and North Head.
Salmon schools have invaded Vaucluse but you must use small metals, preferably under 10gm. Trevally to 50cm are pouncing on peeled prawns at Pier 8. Drifting the sandflats around Greenwich with soft plastics could secure a feed of flathead.
Salmon and tailor have replaced the kings at Goat Island.
Wahyu from Global Tackle said salmon are harassing baitfish between Maroubra and Malabar. School kings fell to garfish spun off the North Maroubra stones.
Molineux Point produced kingfish to a metre for fishers drifting the wall with live baits. Soft plastics are tempting flathead throughout Yarra Bay. Luderick are grabbing fresh cabbage off Bare Island. Tailor are at the Cooks River mouth.
Young James Keremelevski caught this lovely 45cm tailor on a surface lure in Botany Bay. James is this week's winner of a Rapala high-performance spinning reel.