Hook, Line & Sinker with Lindsay

Jeffrey Johnston, 12, caught this 9.21kg snapper off Woody Head.

Since last weeks story of the good-sized bass being caught and the great photo, we have heard reports of several more large fish. One that came from the Clarence was 64cm and two more from the Richmond, both 53cm.

The recent rains have changed the colour of the river and although beginning to clear up already, it may be a week or so before the bass turn on again.

In the salt water, the main talk is of mud crabs. Weve waited a long time this season for them to come in good numbers but seemingly most of the good spots around Ballina are now producing. In the coloured water there are also some very nice bream, whiting and blackfish, particularly if you can get yourself some fresh yabbies (nippers).

The beach has also produced a few good quality tailor and jewfish off the breakwalls.

The problem with the dirty water, apart from the lack of flathead and bream being caught, is the number of stingrays that are being caught. This is even worse if you choose to use beachworms for bait.


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