Weekly Report 22 Nov 07

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Weekly Report 22 Nov 07

Post by Brad » Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:58 pm

This weekend is shaping up to be a beauty with light north easterly winds forecast for Friday and Saturday morning and the tides are building up to the full moon on Sunday. These next few days will see tide differences up to 3.5 metres so there will be a lot of run. Aim to fish the last of the run in on Saturday morning and stay for the start of the run out. If the wind picks up from the north in the afternoon the bay will become rough due to the fast flowing ebb tide that will be against the wind. The fishing should improve in the next couple of days. Boaties planning a trip out wide should check the weather forecast available around 4.30 am prior to leaving, on the B.O.M website or click our link on this page.

Fraser Island Fishing report courtesy of Sailfish Apartments, HappyValley: Ph (07) 41279494
Fishing still slow this week on the eastern side. Still a lot of weed making it hard to fish. Whiting have been taking pippies and worm and good flathead report up around Waddypoint.

Hervey Bay
The fishing throughout the bay this week was very slow. Josh and I fished Monday morning for sweetlip at the bottom of Woody and struggled to land a fish on baits. Soft plastics in the Gulp nuclear chicken colour work well for cod and small snapper. We tried many spots around that area and failed to see much life on the sounder or surface feeding fish. Dave from Tackle world said the fishing hadn’t improved much on Wednesday. He fished Arch 6 Mile and Moon Point to no avail, but managed to land a nice coral trout on the Arty. I’ll blame the small tides and the clearwater. We should see school mackerel and reef fish come back on the chew over the weekend with the wind changing back to the north and the bigger tides. Earlier in the week saw some massive threadfin salmon caught from River Heads and the Mary River.There have also been reports of flathead at the mouths of Moon Creek, Eli
Creek and the Burrum river. Queenfish have been harassing bait schools close in around the rocks at the Harbour and also in the Pt Vernon area. Mud crabs are still filtering through the rivers and creeks.

Freshwater Report.
Lake Lenthalls Report
Brock and Josh from Tackle World HerveyBay fished Lenthalls on Wednesday afternoon for 3 Barra up to 75cms. These fish were caught on black and gold Squidgy Slick Rigs with the weight trimmed off a bit. There have also been some good reports of bass catches up behind weed beds on small hardbody lures.

Lake Monduran Report
Kelly from the kiosk says thatthe water temperatures have come up in the dam, and that the back bays and up near the homestead have been fishing fairly well this week. With light E/NEwinds forecast, the dam is likely to fire up over the next few days. The full moon on Sunday is also likely to affect the fishing.

Fishing Report from Local Guide, Mark “Bargy” Bargenquast .
Hi all, this week looks like light to moderate North Easters and with building tides to a full moon some fish should be active. The top of Hervey bay will soon have the annual run of spotted mackerel and these north Easters will bring the bait in close, good for close inshore angling. Some big summer whiting are being taken throughout the straits and along the western side of Fraser right to Rooney’s point, flathead are thick also and pelagic species are appearing in good numbers. School mackerel are thick in places especially around the beacons and some big
golden trevally are on the flats. One client last week landed goldens to 12 kg and big gold spot turrum on light spin tackle, the fish were feeding on the surface like tuna, exciting stuff! I witnessed an amazing sight as a school of large yellowtail kings all over 20 kg followed the boat but they would not feed, frustrating. The Mary River has some big salmon being taken upstream of beaver rock on live baits and some big bream at lower rocky point.
Cheers mark

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