Repairs seem to have come to a bit of a standstill along the road and there are plenty of potholes and corrugations from Halfway Creek.
From the cattle yards at the actual Stanage Bay Property, where you first see the ocean on your right and estuary on your left, the road is a cattle highway through until you reach the township grid (start of the Stanage bitumen). Slow down as the cattle graze close to the road; just cruise and take in the view!
The estuary has been quite slow for fishing and crabbing. It’s still a bit chilly for the muddies, so keep your pots well baited and work them once every two days to give the crabs time to ease out of their holes as they hate the cold.
The rocks keep biting outboards at low tide up thirsty sound at the moment, so please, please come and see me prior to leaving for your fishing trip to get some helpful pointers.
Big winter bream have finally decided it’s time to bite. Blue-tooth, grunter and salmon are also still here, so take up the challenge and go catch some! Just a little hint for our southern visitors, don’t throw back the salmon, whether they’re flat, blue or threadfin, they are yummy to eat.
The islands and reefs are spelling while this big blow is on. So instead come up and enjoy the sights, beaches, rock, creek and bay fishing or just catch up on some well deserved rest and relaxation.
• Pacific Villa and Pacific Oasis, still boast the best R&R places up here at Plumtree Stanage, with slate pool tables, table tennis, darts, big TVs with Foxtel sports and extras along with normal digitial TV, DVD and CD players and they are both close to the tackle shop, pub, store, servo and boat ramp. Or you can walk to the creek and have a fish or just catch up on a bit of vitamen D from the sun on one of our sandy beaches or jog the bush tracks. Even come and have a yarn and drink with me and Tony, or you could arrange a visit with Alf or Bill, from our Coastguard to checkout our 3 boats, shed and control headquarters. For some good insurance, join the Thirsty Sound Coastguards Free Tow social club for only $66 a year. Keep our Local coastguard here for you for now and the future, ring Von for more info 07 49373145 or Alf 07 4937 3107.Reads: 608