A very mixed week of fishing on Sydney harbour this week. The surface action has defiantly slowed down but for those willing to search it could still be found. Winds and tides have been better than the week before. But typical for Sydney some spots fired while others failed to even spark. The big news is blue water has finally returned out wide. With strong current making finding fad’s a challenge. There has also an noteable number of Mack tuna in the main harbour.
With the highs of the last 2 months still fresh in mind searching out fish doesn’t seem too bad. Mack tuna were taking the smallest flies in the box having more success hauled in as fast as possible or occasionally simple dead drift through the water colum. Bream are around most structure and throwing small crab or shrimp patter on a super slow rereave will have a chance. Had a few follows by squid this week. I couldnt get them to stick on one hook but food for thought next time the vice is out.
As usual bouncing small Grubz or jerkshads on the sandy drop offs is a good way to catch flathead. The Clontarf drop off is producing good numbers early morning. Also plenty of travally to add to the mix.
School jewfish are about in good numbers at the moment, fishing the tides and looking for structure or drop offs where these lazy preditors can wait for the tide to bring the food to them. Although i did see a whole school of soapy Jews working a large sand flat this week seemed they had there noses buried in the sand searching out something… worms nippers.. Otherwise drifting fresh squid on the bottom is catching flathead, if you have enough bait to out-last the plague pinkies.