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Rats infest the Bay
  |  First Published: March 2011



It’s been a tough season with some of the strangest weather that I can remember, cold water then warm water with fish on the chew big-time one day and gone the next.

The Bay is full of rat kingies and all anglers are finding it a little tough to bag a keeper over the magic 65cm but kings of any size are bloody good in my book!

This month around the Bay there is plenty on offer.

Kingfish will continue and let’s hope we start seeing a few better fish. I’m sure if we put in the time to catch good bait we’ll be in with a top chance.

Most of the kings that I catch each year fall to yellowtail. We’ve caught around 150 since Christmas this year and most have fallen to a yakka.

Squid can be tricky at the best of times and for me to chase squid sucks up a lot of time better spent catching bream or trevally.

So I like to load up on yakkas, preferably small ones. I also try for squid in the same areas because squid will hunt yellowtail and these areas at times are great squidding spots.

The bream season has kicked off well in the Bay. The Sticks has produced the goods most days.

This season I’m not using nippers, instead running with Gary Brown’s chicken and garlic mix along with a few prawns and we’re bagging good fish most days.

Trevally have slowed a little but this is the norm for Summer in the Bay. The odd fish is still about but most are only around 30cm.

A few anglers flicking lures are catching the odd better one across the vast flats of the Bay.

The warm water has pushed a few mack tuna into the Bay, especially early morning. I have found trolling my Bullet lures the best method.

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