What a great run of weather – Fishing 4.4.13

Fishing Report Tin Can Bay 04/04/2013.

We have really had a run of great weather over the last week.  The boat ramps have been busy so has the bay.  Over the past few days has seen catches of Golden and Giant Trevally coming from Snapper Creek.  Yellowtail Pike have also been around in numbers at Norman Point.  Try fishing small soft plastics approx 50mm or 2 inches long rigged on about a 1/12oz jig head.  These guys provide great entertainment on light gear and the kids will have a ball catching them.  Just be warned they do have a pretty nasty set of teeth so it’s best to leave de-hooking them to the adults.  Pike make great live and dead baits although are also meant to be good eating.

Izaak Squire

Izaak with his first ever Squire

The shallow reefs around Tin Can are still firing well for small reefies such as Squire, Moses Perch, Blackall and Sweetlip with all species responding well to a well presented pilchard rigged on 3/0 gangs or cut in half on a single 4/0 hook.  Try fishing at dawn and for the proceeding hours just after sunrise.  If you can manage a time when the high tide corresponds with first light or just after then even better.  Looking ahead the weekend is looking pretty good with light winds forecast.  Saturday has light winds early morning increasing slightly too about 10 knots mid morning before dropping away again in the afternoon.  Sunday is probably the pick of the days with light wind to a top of 7 knots all day.  Both days are forecast for possible showers although this should be enough to deter anyone from getting out and wetting a line.

To check out photos of recent catches in the bay head over to the Fishing Tin Can Bay Facebook page, please feel free to share any of your own pics of fish caught in the area on the page as well or email them to fishingtcb@bigpond.com .

Don’t forget Tin Can Bay Boat Hire are now stocking a range of quality tackle including Gamakatsu Hooks, Berkley Gulp, Atomic jig heads, Sea Queen Bait and more making us a one stop shop for all your boat hire and fishing needs.  Until next time stay safe on the water.

Jim @ Tin Can Bay Boat Hire.


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