The water is warming up now, so it’s definitely getting to the time when the snapper should be biting.
This week, the water temp hit 13C, so it’s not that far away now.
There have been a few anglers out chasing them, yet the last weeks have seen very ordinary weather, so most guys aren’t getting outside the entrance.
On the days when the entrance has been flat, most guys are getting a good bag of flathead whilst drifting with paternoster rigs.
There are also anglers getting bitten off by toothy sharks that are either school sharks or seven-gill sharks.
The gummy sharks are definitely in close now and ready to come inside, yet those draughtboard sharks are still making it tough to keep bait down long enough to get them.
A couple of weeks and this will change.
There are plenty of guys chasing squid and trevally around the jetties and are having some success.
The Yamashita squid jigs seem to be working well on the calamari around the jetties and also around the weed beds in the snake channel or near the basket beacon.
Flathead are moving inside now, so on the warmer days you can definitely do some serious flathead fishing in shallow water with soft plastics and hardbodied lures.
They are in pretty shallow water of around 30-60cm deep, and are going well during the run-out tide.
Give the surface lures ago if there isn’t to much surface weed around.
The flathead will come off the bottom in a few feet of water to grab them.
There are also still loads of garfish around and there up to 40cm in length, which also make a great feed.
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