in Bhanga Nek and Kosi Bay
Kosi Bay, the main target species in the Kosi Bay
Lake system are Grunter, Kingfish, Rock Salmon/Red Snapper,
Yellowfin Bream and pick-handled pike.
Kosi Bay along the coast, one can expect to catch
Kingfish, Red Snapper, Specked Snapper, lemon fish, rock cod, sharks
Grunter love Kosi
Bay because the first and second lakes have very healthy
populations of sand prawns ( Cracker Shrimp), which they blow from the
sand in the shallower area. Grunter are caught on sand prawn and
sardine bait on light tackle.
The favorite way of fishing
for grunter at Kosi Bay is long lining, which entails taking
lines out from the shore using a boat or a kayak, dropping them in deep
water and leaving the baits to soak.
Long line fishing
at Kosi Bay sounds simple, but can result in huge line
tangles if the lines are dropped incorrectly.
Kingfish are predatory
fish and are caught in all of the Kosi Bay lakes
and from the sandy and rocky shore at Bhanga Nek, Black Rock, Island
Rock, Mabibi, Goby's Point and 9 mile point. Kingfish are caught on
artificial lures including Rapalas and soft plastics including 'drop
shot' lures. These lures can be trolled or cast in the Kosi
lakes and cast while fishing from the beach or rocky shore.
Surface plugs also
work well in the surf, but if there are any rocks in the vicinity, make
sure your tackle can take the punch or you will be wasting your time
and leaving a beautiful fish with a hook and line attached to it!
Kingfish are often
seen feeding on sprats in the first and second lakes, but spook easily
when approached by boat.
Livebait is obviously
the best bait for Kingfish, and pouter, mullet and glassies all produce
good catches. If you cant get live bait, use big fillet baits or sand
prawn or crab.
Snapper, are caught mainly at night on live bait or smelly fillet
baits. Rock Salmon like structure and can be targeted along reed beds
at night in all three of the Kosi Bay Lakes