Fishing Report Tin Can Bay

By Jim @

Tin Can Bay is looking almost like tropical paradise at the moment with the water clarity better than I have seen it in recent years.  The clear water makes for ideal conditions for sight casting for Bream and Whiting on the sand flats, small surface poppers or walk the dog type lures such as Sebile Splasher’s and Ghost Walker’s are great for this type of action.

The water temperature has increased to above 26 degrees and that means the Jacks should be firing well.  Creeks like Teebar, Kauri and Carlo are a good place to start however if you can take advantage of the high tide Dinnies and Alligator are also worth a try.  These creeks can only be accessed a couple of hours either side of the high tide so keep this in mind otherwise it is a long wait between tides should you get stuck. 

Open areas of the bay are also fishing well with a number of cod being caught around both Teebar and Seary’s ledges.  Live baits of Yellowtail Pike are my preference when chasing these fish however Herring, Mullet and Whiting all work equally as good.

Inskip Point is also fishing well with reports of quality Golden Trevally being taken on live baits. 

There have been birds working schools of bait fish just beyond the surf break at Rainbow.  This can only mean the start of the pelagic action for the season.  Hopefully they start making their way inside the Straits over the coming weeks.

Our new Bait and Tackle opened last month at 6/6 Scullett Drive Tin Can Bay so if you’re in the area drop by and say hi.

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