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Nathan81

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Hi 

I started kayak fishing a year or so ago and I have mainly been heading to Bobbin Head. I launch down near the canoe/kayak ramp, head under the bridge and out past the marina.  

I have been getting a few bites without much luck. I pulled in a small bream near the paddle boats but that's the best I have got. 

Now that I am getting a little more confident, does anyone have any suggestions on spots around Bobbin Head. Prefer to launch at Bobbin Head as it's close to home and time is often limited.

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Hi mate,

Keep going around to Apple Tree Bay where the boats launch. There is an easy side bit where you can launch and no mud like where you are launching at the moment. Try around the boat moorings, the little wharf (not the one next to the ramp, the one over near the boats) and also go for a longer paddle and try the drop offs in the small bays. there is also whiting on the flats. good luck.

Brew

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Hi Nathan 

If you go over the sand flats behind the marina at high tide ,you can paddle all the way up the creek all the way to Turramurra and drift back down on the run out. Plenty of fish up there,monster wihting, perch, flatties even bull sharks. Let us know how you go.

Cheers Scotty 

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Thanks for the advice.

I have been trying to avoid Apple Tree Bay as I was told that it can get busy with the boats. As a beginner I didn't want to get in the way or make the wrong move and end up in front of one.

Scotty, how far up is that past the Marina? I have been up a bit but always got worried I wouldn't have the energy to get back. I guess coming back with the tide would help with that.

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Sorry another thing, what would your bait of choice be? I generally flick plastics towards the shore as I move along. Is it worth putting bait out on the other side or stick with plastics? If bait what are the recommendation for the area?

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Hey Nathan, the creek goes for a few kms,have a look on Google maps. There are few sand flats to negotiate but quite a few deep holes and rock bars. Best bait are nippers,poddy mullet or fresh hawksbury prawns. Z man grubs work well,and I bet a popper or sugerpen will work well on the wihting as well. It's a nice peaceful place to explore. 

Cheers Scotty 

Edited by scottyboy

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Awesome thanks Scotty. I will check it out next time I head out.

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Nathan, around all the boats in Cowan Creek - use the ramp to the left you will find it quite easy

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ive fished the creek upstream from the marina since i was a kid so more than 35 years-the whole area is excellent for flatties,whiting and EP's- ive also caught a few jewies in the first big hole- the paddle from the canoe launch area at Bobbin is not that far - but use the tides to your advantage-its also a nice place to be in a √Ĺak or canoe as power boats tend not to get up there.

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Paddy. One for the dummies.

If I'm looking for a hole in that area, what am I looking for? Is it just a darker area of water? Sorry if this should be common knowledge I'm still new to most of this, when I was younger I fished in my dads boat or at grandparents on a river.

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go up there at low tide-will give you a very good view of structure etc -nothing wrong with asking questions -this is a very helpful place to learn. I havent been up there in a while but the sand/mud flats and little creek mouth run offs fire very well for flathead on a dropping tide. The first big hole is a doozy-at low tide you cant miss it- the rock faces tend to have schooling EP's and the shallow areas of fast current on the sandy edge is an excellent place to use surface lures for whiting in summer. The middle of the holes can have a few school jew at times and a few bull sharks too. Its a very peaceful place .

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Thanks Paddy

I have been up and around the first bend just out of site of the marina. I have had a few big bites and a big flathead chasing the bait near my kayak on the right hand side as you head away from the marina. 

I have been mainly low tide and you get a good sense of what is around, the one time I went at high tide I was getting snagged because the nothing was visible.

All a bit of trial and error at the moment, even when the fish aren't biting it is very peaceful and a nice place just to hang out.

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