I have found that the fishing settles down and everything is on offer as we move into March and this year, after all the strange weather in the first two months, I’m keen to see some good days out on the water.
From now until the end of June the water temperature holds steady and trevally move into top gear, providing lots of action for many anglers all over the Bay.
Bream are still in big numbers across the shallow grounds from The Sticks to Towra Point and I have found this is one of the best months to target kingies.
Surface action has been lacking a little this year on Botany Bay. Normally from December to February the surface action for tailor and salmon is just about a sure bet every day – but not this year.
The bait is spread out, making it hard to find working schools, but be ready because March should fire up so make sure you have metal slices on hand before you head out for a day’s fishing.
I have found the small Spanyid metals top lures for tailor and salmon so I would add a few of these to your tackle box. Plastics are also worth trying on the Salmon but forget them for tailor because they will bite them in half.
Salmon are hard to hook on metals sometimes but work a soft stickbait in pearl white across feeding salmon and they’ll provide lots of hook-ups.
Nathan Smith has joined me to run all of our offshore trips. So far he has spent most targeting kingies wide of Wedding Cake Island (off Coogee), snapper and trevally around the close reefs and wide to the Peak for kingies, snapper, trevally and mahi mahi.
I have had the odd request for bottom-bashing days and Nathan has had the boys onto morwong, snapper, flathead and a host of other deep-water species.
Nathan has spent many years fishing the offshore reefs around Sydney he has spent all his life as a Caringbah Anglers member, fishing with his Dad.
He is keen to offer a few new outings this year including afternoon trips targeting snapper, trevally and kingies on close reefs and then fishing into the night for tailor that move onto the reef after dark.
Now is the time to have a crack at high-speed jigging and live-baiting at the Peak and the Twelve Mile.Reads: 1230