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It’s been a while between blogs, sorry for that ive been busy guiding, in between the windy, wet weather patterns we have experienced over winter and also moving house to Spencer on the banks of the Hawkesbury river, It’s been nothing short of challenging but the result is a more convenient location for my line of work, with the biggest bennefit cutting the daily commute to around half an hour each way when doing Hawkesbury trips from Autumn through to Spring targeting Mulloway with you guys.
Fishing was red hot leading into winter and continued after the decent fresh we got in June. The weather was the biggest factor this winter past as low after low battered the east coast bringing plenty of wind and rain and reducing our days on the water due to post ponements. Hopefully it’s out of the way now and we can get stuck back into some sensational spring and summer sessions.
I will still be guiding on Sydney harbour throughout the warmer months when the Kingfish and other pelagic species like Salmon, Tailor and Bonito are having a feeding frenzy on the abundant bait the harbour houses each season. On a daily basis it can pay to be quite flexible with target species and techniques when all this surface feeding action starts to happen, this is great for you guys as it keeps things interesting. I like to employ micro jigs, spoons, soft plastics, poppers or stick baits to find out what is working on the day, this is a great way for clients to learn a variety of lure retrievs in a short period of time as we switch techniques to find which is working best for that species of fish we have encountered.
Alternately a much more releaxed approach to targeting Kingfish this spring will be live baiting either Squid or Yakkas on the down rigger around prominent structures, they are perfect tours for kids through to grandparents and you generally get to see a great deal of the harbour and it’s sights as we hunt around for our quarry the mighty Yellowtail Kingfish!
Other great spring and summer options include targeting Estuary Perch using soft plastics
Casting for Bream using soft plastics
Bream and Whiting on surface poppers and stick baits
Live baiting or lure casting for Mulloway
Flathead on soft plastics or trolling with hard body lures
Arrow and Southern Calamari Squid using Jigs
I love a challenge, so if you have a particular species or technique you would like to master drop me line to find out if i can help you achieve your goals.
Finally, I’m in the design process of uprading my vessel ‘Me & Jew’ to a new internal layout including a center console. It’s well overdue and a welcome addition, it will transform the access around the whole cockpit, freeing up the back portion of the deck where the current pedistal seats are thus allowing the easy use of both down riggers this coming summer when targeting kings and access to the rear rod holders when live baiting Mulloway and the big hook up comes along. You guys will be the big benneficiaries here with the unimpeded deck space to tame that fish of a life time! Stay tuned for the next blog when this will be all finalised, finished and functional.
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