Fishing report Tin Can Bay 3rd May 2013

Hi all & sorry for the lack of reports over the past few weeks as we have been flat out.  The weekend ahead looks great with Saturday being the standout day with light winds less than 5 knots most of the day increase to just over 5 knots late afternoon.  Sunday is looking ok as well with slightly stronger winds so may be best to stick to the creeks such as Snapper, Carlo, Teebar & Kauri.

The Squire are moving into the bay in some reasonable numbers at the moment & as the next few weeks go by & the water temp drops they we should also see an increase in size.  Chopper Tailor are also making an appearance with schools of Tailor busting up the bait fish around Teebar Creek.

Pencil Squid are also being caught around the drop offs at Norman Point with the last of the outgoing tide giving the best results.  Make sure to keep the Squid heads when cleaning up your feed of fresh Calamari as they make awesome bait.  There has also been a few nice Golden Trevally caught around the Sandy Straits over the past few weeks so it is always worth keeping an eye out on the sand flats for Trevally tailing (foraging for bait in the sand their tails will thrashing about on surface).

If you don’t have access to a boat why not head down to Norman Point.  The jetty is fishing well at present for Yellow Tail Pike.  These guys provide great fun for the kids to catch as well as great live or dead baits.  Soft plastics such as 2 inch Berkley Gulp in the worms or grubs work great when rigged on a 1/12oz jig head.

Have a great weekend.

(Thansk Jim from Tin Can Bay Boat Hire)

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