Snapper are coming into full swing now on all of the offshore reefs, and will only get better as the cooler water works it's way North. They're smashing the big snapper around Coffs right now, with their water temperature only about 2 degrees below us. On the chew at the 50 fathom reefs are Snapper, Pearl Perch, Kingfish and Amberjack. Out wider in the 200m depth off Tweed, the Snapper, Kingies and reef fish are really on the bite. Hook up Slow Pitch Jigs for Pearl, Knife Jigs to land Amberjacks & Kingies and 5-6inch Soft Plastics if you're after Snapper.
Jewfish will be biting again this week as we build up to the full moon. You'll snag them before/at first light or just on/after dark.
Cobia are on most of our close inshore reefs and even on the 36 fathom reefs. Look for good pinnacles or rubble, holding bait anywhere on close reefs 20-45m deep.
With these cold westerly winds blowing it would definitely be worth a try for Tailor from Cabarita to Ballina, off the rocks at Burleigh Heads, and anywhere along the beaches where you can find a deep gutter and bait or birds working. Casting metal lures during the day in these areas often works well.
Flathead have really started to come on the bite, with quality sized fish up to 80cm being caught up in the shallows on the high tide and lots of 40-55cm fish in and along the channel edges in the deep on soft plastics.
Try for Bream off the jetties, rock walls and bridges around Tweed at night and for Whiting and Flathead up in the Currumbin and Tallebudgera Creeks during the day.
Sand Crabs are plentiful - keep your pots in at least 3 mtrs deep and to edge of the channel and overnight is best.
Don't forget to enter your catch in the Addict Tackle Fishing Comp. It's FREE entry and there's great prizes up for grabs!
Can't wait to see your haul this week fishos!
the Addict Tackle crew