Gummy sharks winter or summer best??

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Gummy sharks winter or summer best??

Postby KgWhiting » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:26 pm

What are people's opinions for gummy fishing is summer or winter better. I fish the southern end of ppb. Seems to be more reports during the summer months however that could be because there are more boats fishing. So What are everyone else's opinions winter or summer??



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Re: Gummy sharks winter or summer best??

Postby smile0784 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:38 pm

Summer on warm summer night with full moon

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Re: Gummy sharks winter or summer best??

Postby Fish-Hunter » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:46 pm

I prefer summer, as warmer water temps tend to produce more activity.

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Re: Gummy sharks winter or summer best??

Postby crumpet_avenger » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:14 am

Ive always caught more gummies in winter. July being my best month. Mind you, during early spring im fishing different grounds for snapper and then after the snapper run im fishing for pinkies and whiting.
I fish south end of wp. Gotta put up with alot of swell shark and port jacksons. But if i catch 15 - 20 of them per trip and get 1 or 2 gummies im obviously happy

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Re: Gummy sharks winter or summer best??

Postby FishHunter81 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:24 am

Yeah maybe it is July. Last night I was at Blairgowrie marina catching 2 squid then this gummy showed up scouring the surface as active as ever. It was about 3 ft long. Didn't have the gear to attempt unfortunately.

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Re: Gummy sharks winter or summer best??

Postby KgWhiting » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:15 am

Ok so it sounds like I still have a chance of catching them during winter



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Re: Gummy sharks winter or summer best??

Postby cobby » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:54 am

No real difference. The rubbish fish go from being Couta, rays, pinkies/snapper, flathead etc. in summer months to draughtboards/swell sharks, bearded rock cod, more snapper and the like. Big girls generally come from bass strait in winter would be the only real discernible difference.

The difference in report numbers comes down to less people overall fishing in winter

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Re: Gummy sharks winter or summer best??

Postby bowl » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:13 pm

KgWhiting wrote:Ok so it sounds like I still have a chance of catching them during winter

Reds fishing adventures has been regularly getting big ones
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Re: Gummy sharks winter or summer best??

Postby Nude up » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:40 pm

I always thought winter the big female gummies enter ppb and wp to drop their pups thats why bigger gummies are caught in winter

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Re: Gummy sharks winter or summer best??

Postby cobby » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:50 pm

Biggest one I've ever caught (touch over 6ft) was mid January Nude Up. That same spot at the exact same time of year year after year always gets fish over 5ft



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