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Report Wed 4 Apr 07

Post by Brad » Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:45 am

Hervey Bay
Friday and early Saturday morning looks to be the pick of the days to go fishing this Easter long weekend. The South Easterly winds will pick up to a predicted 30 knots Saturday afternoon and into Sunday.

Garfish are everywhere at the moment, particularly around the pier and the rock groins. We suggest a small Owner mosquito hook or size 10 long shank, 6lb line with a garfish float. Best bait is half a yabbies although bread will work as well. Try greasing the line with vaseline, this will allow the line to float, making it easier to strike.

Wathumba has been the place to go for schoolie mackerel as well as some nice sized long tail tuna. Smaller schools of long tail around moon point and down towards Little Woody Island. These fish are very timid at the moment which can be very frustrating.

Coral Trout and small Snapper out at the 25 fathom hole at night when the winds have dropped out enough to fish the reefs. Live baits such as pike have produced some good Cod on the Arty and Boges hole. Grass sweet lip and Blackall early morning at the top of big Woody Island and at Gatakers bay. Big squid baits have caught the bigger fish especially when the pickers are about.

The pier has produced school mackerel and mack tuna also some big shovel nose sharks on live Herring. The first channel is worth a try for whiting, Bream and Gar fish.

Rainbow Beach Tackle. ph 07 54863442

Hervey Bay
Friday and early Saturday morning looks to be the pick of the days to go fishing this Easter long weekend. The South Easterly winds will pick up to a predicted 30 knots Saturday afternoon and into Sunday.

Garfish are everywhere at the moment, particularly around the pier and the rock groins. We suggest a small Owner mosquito hook or size 10 long shank, 6lb line with a garfish float. Best bait is half a yabbies although bread will work as well. Try greasing the line with vaseline, this will allow the line to float, making it easier to strike.

Wathumba has been the place to go for schoolie mackerel as well as some nice sized long tail tuna. Smaller schools of long tail around moon point and down towards Little Woody Island. These fish are very timid at the moment which can be very frustrating.

Coral Trout and small Snapper out at the 25 fathom hole at night when the winds have dropped out enough to fish the reefs. Live baits such as pike have produced some good Cod on the Arty and Boges hole. Grass sweet lip and Blackall early morning at the top of big Woody Island and at Gatakers bay. Big squid baits have caught the bigger fish especially when the pickers are about.

The pier has produced school mackerel and mack tuna also some big shovel nose sharks on live Herring. The first channel is worth a try for whiting, Bream and Gar fish.

Rainbow Beach Tackle. ph 07 54863442

Wayne reports, still good catches of whiting, bream, dart and flathead off the beaches. Inskip Point has fished well with good catches of spotty Mackerel and Dart. Mud crabs in good number around the T-Bar creek area. Wayne tells me the Easter run of sand crabs has yet to fire up.

Freshwater Report.

Lenthals Dam is still slow due to those raging south east winds. It’s a matter of finding the warmer areas and working the surface with Tango Dancers or Zip’n Ziggy Lures. Work the shallower wooded areas close to the bank up the far end of the dam.

Monduran is still producing Barra on the troll. Again it is a matter of finding warmer areas of the dam to fish. The tsunami Barra lures are working well in B bay a short run north up the dam.

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