July Report

So far this month the river has been fishing well despite the heavy boat traffic over the school holidays. Towards the river mouth, there's been some sizeable winter Bream and the odd chopper Tailor, Trevally and Flathead on offer. The current line on the outer Woods Bays has been popular amongst the keen lure anglers with Golden and Giant Trevally taking well-presented prawn imitation plastics such as the Atomic Plazo Prongs. At night the back of the Sound has produced a few Jacks aswell. Further upriver, school Jew and Flathead have been caught on soft plastics at the Ski Runs. If intending to take a Jew for a feed, it's important to note that the legal size limit is 75cm minimum. Staff member Brad Maclean having a fun session on the Jew using the new Dragon Lures "Aggressor Pro 4" plastics (video in new Video Gallery on home screen).

In close Sunshine Reef has produced some nice pan-sized Snapper aswell as the odd Coral Trout. Fish as light as the conditions allow. Out wide, Double Island Point is producing some nice Snapper and Red Emperor. Staff member Max Maclean and his mates had a fun session on the Snapper at Double Island last week as seen in the image below.

As normal for this time of year the Bass are schooling in the lakes. In Lake MacDonald the Three Ways area and around the Bubble Trail has Bass taking Little Max and Ecogear blades, Ice and Nories Jigs as seen in the mouth of Stew's fish below.

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