Weekly Report 29 Nov 07

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Weekly Report 29 Nov 07

Post by Brad » Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:59 am

Light north easterlies forecast for this weekend. Neap tides the next few days will allow us to fish the deeper ledges and holes longer and with minimal lead. Plan to fish the last of the run out early before the northerlies pick up. Ideal conditions to snag a barra at Monduran or Lenthalls. 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 reportcourtesy 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 Waddy Point.

Hervey Bay
Good reports this week coming in from the fisho’s that got out early to chase school mackerel around the NU2 beacons, the bait reef N/W of Woody and North of Moon Point. They tell me live herring floated back down a berley trial has worked well when they show up later in the morning. Spotty mackerel have appeared around Platypus bay
feeding on big schools ofbait fish which have moved into the bay. The guys chasing the spotty mackerel have reported seeing big schools west of Roonies Point, Arch Cliffs and the 25 Fathom Hole. These fish will take chrome slices, spoons and bibbed lure. Size limit of 60cm and a bag limit of 5 are enforced. Tuna and queenfish have been caught whilst targeting these mackerel schools. Golden trevally being caught out off the Outer Banks, the Trawler Wreck and the Fairway Buoy. Sharks have been a pest in thebay eating your prized catch before you can. Small scarlet sea perch around the reefs such as Moon Ledge, the Arty and 6 Mile Reef but most are under size. They need to measure over 45cm. Sweetlip and blackall taking pillies around the shallow reefs at Gatakers, the top of Woody and Sammy’s. The crack of dawn will seebetter results. Dave from Tackleworld reports that River Heads andthe Mary has fished slow the last couple of days. The build up to the next moon should see the salmon come back on the chew. Reports of big summer whiting coming in off our foreshore beaches on live yabbies as well as the odd gar. The Upper reachesof the Burrum and Susan river has seen some good catches of trumpeter,whiting and mangrove jack on yabbies.

Freshwater Report. Lake Lenthalls Report
The lake has been fishing very well for bass with reports of them being fairly prolific behind the weedbeds. The main lures doing the damage have been the Cultiva Mira Vibes and the Team Daiwa Pro Vibes, which are worked just behind the weed beds. There have not been any reports of any barra being caught there, but with the warmer weather, there could still be a couple of them about.

LakeMonduran Report
The fishing has been very patchy over the last week with mixed results from anglers. Some anglers who have done their homework are reporting fairly good catches, but there are others who are not getting any results. The temperatures have risen in the dam in the last week andthere are fish holding in the top of the dam. On Tuesday Paul broke his duck and managed 2 fish of 89 and 77cm and Andrew who he was fishing with manage done of 98cm within the first 50m of starting to fish. One fish was caught in the morning and two in the afternoon on Barra Classic lures. When retrieving the boat at the boat ramp a fellow angler reported only 1 fish in four daysso do your homework before making a trip there. With the winds changing to a northerly direction, the fish could possibly come on the chew this weekend.

Lake Awoonga Report
The fishing is really hard at the moment with theodd report of anglers who are working weed beds with Squidgy Slick Rigs and trolling Barra Classics getting the solitary fish. The temperatures are downa bit, and anglers are having to work to even manage a strike from one ofthese fish. When you find a suitable spot that you think might hold fish perseverance is the key which might force the fish to take your lure orplastic as it continually goes past him. Just a reminder that it is closed season for these magnificent fish and that if aangler is keeping a fresh water specimen, that they obtain the necessary documentation to prove where they caught the fish from the local ranger.

Fishing Report from Local Guide, Mark “Bargy” Bargenquast .
On location – Look out for the report next week.

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