Report Thur 25th Jan 07

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Report Thur 25th Jan 07

Post by Brad » Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:21 am

25/1/07
The reports coming through the shop have been mainly of spotty mackerel. With the hot, light, north east winds boaties have seen most of the action north of Arch Cliffs and off Triangle Cliffs, as well off the light house towards the top of Fraser Island. I’m told Spaniard spoons and slices in 50gm weights are heavy enough to cast into the schools, and use a medium to fast retrieve. The spotties feed closer to the top, so don’t let the lure sink too far down. Look for feeding birds to locate the schools. Live baits have also worked well, especially as the day wears on. Bleed the mackerel straight away then set them in an ice slurry. Smaller schools of spotties have been reported at Gatakers Bay. Try fishing where the reef meets the sand.

Around the beacons, early morning has produced mackerel and trevally. The reefs in close have still fished well at night for blackall and bigger coral bream. The Arty has fished well early morning for cod and a few plate sized coral trout. Live baits have taken most fish. Still a few tusk fish around Boags Hole, as well as cod and blackall. During the day, small sharks and green sea toads have been a real menace. The best thing is to up anchor and try somewhere else.

Grunter are still on the chew in the upper reaches of the Susan River and the Mary. These fish will push right up these rivers and creeks during the absence of rain. The grunter love soft plastics and also fresh prawn baits.

The pier has still fished well this past week with reports of big queenfish in the afternoon on livies, a few mackerel and trevally through the day and big schools of squid at night.

The foreshores at Burrum Heads have fished well for bream and flathead. Beelbi Creek has also fished well for bream and flathead. The water temp has finally risen a little, so we should see more pelagic fish closer in.

RAINBOW BEACH TACKLE
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Wayne has reported good catches of red emperor, pearl perch and cobia offshore. Inskip Point is fishing well for golden trevally and spotty mackerel, as well as dart and whiting.

Wayne also tells me the weed isn’t posing a problem and the beaches are quite fishable. Rainbow Beach itself is producing big dart, whiting and even the odd flathead.

Getting onto the beach is quite safe on the run out tide, but be aware that the track back at high tide has been better.

BaitRunner Fishing Charters Rainbow Beach
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Tony reports pearl perch up to 4kg, legal reds, good sized sweetlip and a few snapper. Tony tells me the current is strong 10 miles out. He has fished most of the week, with conditions being ideal.

FRESHWATER REPORT.

Monduran Dam fished fairly average this week, especially for this time of year. These hot north east winds should fire up the barra this coming week. Look for water temperature changes on your sounder. Half a degree warmer can make all the difference.

There are a few bass and barra at Lenthals. Casting shallow divers towards the breaks in the weed has been a successful technique.

Staff at Tackleworld Gladstone tell us that Awonga Dam fished well this week, with metre plus barra being trolled up in the middle on 8 metre Scorpion lures. The points and weed beds have fished well also by making long casts with soft plastics.

Chris Jabs

Tackle World Hervey Bay - Ph 07 41281022
fishco@bigpond.net.au

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