17 September 2021 fishing report & news


17 September 2021

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Weekly roundup by Smithy

G’day everyone this week was challenging with constant strong winds gusting in from the west northwest but as we do we always catch fish. 

The species caught this week were flathead, bream, whiting, trevally, pike, tailor, squid and snapper. The best results came from finding as much shelter and protection from the high winds as possible and jigging a combination of Ecogear ZX 40 and Samaki vibe lures. 

Richard caught this nice snapper on a Samaki Vibelicious

Next week offers some good tides and hopefully less wind. 

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Mixed bag from the broadwater


Tough going this week with the wind and fluctuating temperatures, but we caught squire, flathead, squid, sand whiting, winter whiting and the usual bream and tarwhine. 

Some nice squire around this week
Tasty feed

It’s good to see big numbers of bigger winter whiting in the broadwater again. This species doesn’t have a size limit and usually 20-25cm in length around here but make a delicious feed if you catch a number of them. They are mostly found anywhere from Sundale bridge to Sovereign island in water 2-6 metres deep, and easily caught on yabbies and zx blades. They’re great live and strip baits too for flathead and snapper.

Darren’s 67cm flathead caught on Samaki vibe
They go hard on the soft vibes

The sand whiting are increasing in number everywhere, especially near where the big dredgers are working.

Snot weed is coming through thick on the run out tide, the trick is to fish the last of the run in tide, first of the run out, and keep moving to avoid it just as the fish and crabs do. It’ll get worse in coming weeks with Northerly winds, and will make for tough fishing in the flathead classic.

We have some good almanac readings this week, hopefully it lines up with good fishing.

I’ll be mixing it up with Samaki vibes, ZX blades, Fish arrow plastics, and yabbies, whitebait. Fishing Southport, Labrador, Runaway Bay, and all around Sovereign island.

Joyce and Sid caught a feed of whiting & flathead

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Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Saturday: 52

Sunday: 77

Monday: 92 

Tuesday: 95 

Wednesday: 90

Thursday: 74

Friday: 41

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*This is just a prediction. There are many factors when it comes to fishing and fish are unpredictable at times, there are no exact guarantees. We include this just for fun and see how it plays out every week.

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