Weekly Report 16 Nov 07

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Weekly Report 16 Nov 07

Post by Brad » Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:56 pm

They have forecast another windy weekend so if you’re not into the cricket, head out early and fish the protected areas suchas Gatakers, Hervey Bay foreshores and the rivers and creeks, where most ofthe reports have come from this windy week. An early morning run out tide should favor the reef fishing and bigger predators throughout the Mary and Susan Rivers. Boaties planning a tripout wide should check the weather forecast available around 4.30 am prior toleaving, on the B.O.M web site or click our link on this page.
Fraser Island Fishing reportcourtesy of Sailfish Apartments, HappyValley: Ph (07)41279494 Fishing slow due to Wild weather, big seas andweed.

Hervey Bay
This week saw the bigger boats fish Sammie’s andMoon Ledge for some good reef fish such as sweetlip, tusk fish and cod. Davefrom Tackle World HerveyBay fished Wednesdayfor some nice school mackerel around the Beacons and the broken ground around the Moon Point area . Dave caught all his mackerelon 35gm Flasha Spoons. He tell’s us there wereplenty of surface feeding and mac tuna throughoutthe bay. Brock from Tackle World targeted mangrove jack andcod in the Burrum River on Monday nightand landed a jack measuring 55cms and a cod that went 60cms.These fish fellto fresh mullet strips fished close into structure. Reports of big summer whiting in the rivers andcreeks on live yabbies also big schools of large whiting spotted along Scarness Beach on Thursday morning. Good catches of mud crabs reported from the rivers and creeks this week. Good luck to all competing in the Hervey Bay game fishing comp this weekend.

Freshwater Report.
Lake Lenthalls Report
Regular customer Jack fished thedam this week for a total of 40 bass. His lure of choice was lipless crankbait such as the Team Daiwa Pro Vibe and Jackall lures which are similar to each other, when fished close into the weed beds.Most anglers fishing the dam now practice catch and release. This dam is certainly proving it’s self as a great little bass fishery especially with the cricket score catches reported the last couple of months.

Lake Monduran Report
One of our local fishing clubs fished the dam last weekend and with over 30 anglers, most of themexperienced in impoundment fishing and not one barra was landed. This iscalled a complete shut down and us boy’s here at the shop have witnessed this on many occasions. Prior to the shut down the dam was firing due to the hot northerlies helping the strike rate but the winds shifted into the south in abig way which dropped water temperatures down a few degrees. Over the years we have realised a southerly change is not the best time tochase barra at Monduran. Paul from Tackle World fished the dam on Tuesday andsurprise, surprise he was skunked once again (1 fish lost) in consecutivetrips. Third time lucky?

Fishing Report from Local Guide, Mark “Bargy” Bargenquast .
Hi all, the weather is still a bit unpredictable for this weekend due to the cyclone hovering about in North Qld but winds are predicted to be 15-25 knot south easters. Hervey Bay is full of mac tuna and a few longtails, right from Rooney’s south to Inskip point. The fish are not huge but nice ones around 3-5 kg. School mackerel are in plagues especially around any channel marker or rough bottom that holds bait, they love chrome spoons, destroy soft plastics and take small live baits, are easy to catch and are pretty good to eat fresh. Surprisingly some big summer whiting are still around full of roe, big ones over 35cm. Over the next few moons spotted mackerel should appear in the northern bay and fishing can be fast and exciting with tuna and sometimes trevally mixed in the schools, it's not uncommon to have 200 fish surrounding the boat at times with spotty schools but beware some big sharks do follow them. Barra season is closed so remember to release any unharmed as this time of year they have breeding on there minds, it's still a fact that many anglers will keep a barra out of season and it is illegal to even fish for them during this closure. Happy fishing.
If you would like to book a trip with Bargy just give him a ring on 0427 230 261 or visit www.fraserguidedfishing.com.au

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