Report 7 Feb 08

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Report 7 Feb 08

Post by Brad » Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:41 pm

Fraser Island Fishing report courtesy of SailfishApartments, HappyValley: Ph (07) 41279494
The island is fishing very well for some good quality dart, whiting and bream all along the island in the gutters and channels. There is also a little bit of weed about due to the rain and winds along the shoreline. Access along the shoreline is good except for the high water mark at high tide.

Hervey Bay
With the good weather forecast over the next few days and week end there should be some great catches recorded. The new moon appears tonight (Thursday) and with the almanac receding into the black the peak bite times are at approximately 12 noon Friday, 12.47pm/12.24am Saturday and 1.33pm/1.10am Saturday. All along the upper island there have been reports of many schools of mack tuna with long tails mixed in between them. Some of the long tails are big fish so be prepared for a good fight if you are fishing with light tackle or fly rod. Along with these
schools there is also the odd shark. On the reefs there have been some big cod caught as well asthe odd snapper and nannygai. Some reefs are also full of many species oftrevally. In the shallows along the island there have been some yellowtail king and some golden trevally. These can be caught on small soft plastics andfly, and can be great fun. Flathead and jacks can be caught in the creeks and estuaries along the island.

Along the artificial reef there have been some grassy sweetlip and blackall caught on soft plastics and also fresh pilchards. There is also the odd fish hanging around the channel hole. The sharks are also around and your prospective dinner could end up as their tea. Down along king fisher there are still some quality flathead being caught. The jetty is also fishing well with cod, flathead, the odd squid and mackerel around. With the recent rains the local dams are full andwater is being released downstream so the Burrum will be pretty fresh at the moment. Most of the estuary systems will have this problem so the mouths of these creeks are your best option. Fishing along the shores in these areas should produce flathead, bream and whiting. Muddies are still around and withmore fresh forecast could produce a run. Live baiting at the end of the pier is producing the odd golden trevally, mack tuna and school mackerel. At night there has been the odd squid around. Along the Urangan beaches there have been some whiting and gar caught on fresh yabbies.

Freshwater Report - Lake Lenthalls Report
The dam has received a lot of water over the last week and the flood gates are open. There are bass around and obviously with the level there would be lots of new ground to fish. Lures of choice are the jackal type hard bodies and small rebel poppers worked and twitched along the shallow banks and weed beds or near the lily pads.

Lake Monduran Report
The dam has risen from 17% to 20%over the last couple of days. There were again big rains and storms in thearea last night so the dam should rise some more. Good catches have been reported all around the dam. Many fish are being caught along the middle reaches trolling and casting. This week end should be a good one and an early start is recommended as the boat ramp could be busy.

Lake Awoonga Report
Spoke to Kiley this morning atthe campsite and she reported that there were great storms and rains around yesterday and last night so there is possibly some water rise in the area.Whether this will effect the dam is not known. There are quite a few fishbeing caught up the SE arm and pig creek area. Trolling or casting hard body lures and soft plastics have all worked. Water temps are around 27/28”degrees.

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