Report Thur 21st Sept 06

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Report Thur 21st Sept 06

Post by Brad » Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:10 am

The fishing this week throughout the bay has been fairly quiet. The waters around the shallow reefs have been crystal clear. When this happens along with the neap tides (smaller tides) the fish become very shy. During neap tides, fish the deeper and dirtier waters.

Last Sunday there were reports of large school mackerel off Gatakers and around the channel markers. Flathead, trevally and mackerel are at River Heads on the run out tide. The water temp has dropped down to 19.5 degrees C over last week due to strong southerlies, so I would give the Arty a go for snapper at first light. The new moon is on Friday and the tides will favour whiting fishing along the beaches, as well as reef fishing.

Mad Dog fished Monduran Dam on Wednesday and had no trouble finding fish in the shallow bays. He ended up landing five barra and had hook ups with four other good fish. He said the shallower diving lures like the B52s and the Bomber range were the go. He also said an electric motor made life easy as he could fish the secluded bays without spooking the fish (Check out next week’s newsletter for great deals on the new Jarvis Marine Water Snake motors). The north easterlies and new moon forecast this weekend are prime impoundment barra fishing conditions!!

C/- Fraser Beachfront Holidays at Pyungan Rocks Ph: 4127 9440

Please Note: Waters Closes to all forms of Fishing on Fraser Island – The Eastern Foreshore waters and waters within 400m out to sea from the eastern shore at low water, between 400m north of Waddy Point and 400 m South of Indian Head. Closed from midday 1st August to midday 30th September every year (fin fish only).

Thanks to Phil from Fraser Beachfront Holidays for the Fraser report. Phil has gladly taken us on board and will be our regular for weekly reports.
Well the word is tailor, and plenty of them, all day long and in any gutter you pull up to, from 50m out the front at Pyungan to the 400m cut off point of the closure. Phil has weighed in plenty of them well over the 5lb mark.

Flathead and whiting are still in good numbers and Phil also reports great six or seven spot dart on the edges of the tailor schools. Jew are also worth a shot at night.

There is absolutely no weed to speak of and the weather is pristine, which has cumulated in a flood of people heading over to the island. Please take care when driving along the tracks and beaches during the holiday season.

Chris Jabs

Tackle World Hervey Bay - Ph 07 41281022

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