Weekly Report 6 Mar 08

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Weekly Report 6 Mar 08

Post by Brad » Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:53 pm

Fraser Island Fishing report courtesy of Sailfish Apartments, Happy Valley: Ph (07) 4127 9494
Plenty of dart, whiting and flathead on the low water mark around the rocks at Pyungan and Yidney. That's if you can get a bait in the water, the raging south easterly winds are creating havoc for beach fishos trying to cast any distance. There is no weed to speak of so try the more sheltered waters such as areas around Waddy Point.

Hervey Bay
Another Family Fishing Competition is on again this week end, and unfortunately it seems that the rivers and creeks are going to be the only options, unless competitors get out early onto the shallow reefs to catch a winner. There is no let up in sight of these south easterlies, please take care on the water. Gatakers is doing quite well, the shallow reefs seem to be a hot spot for fisherman at the moment trying to combat the winds. Grass sweetlip, small snapper and grunter have been the reports coming in. If you get out early the shallow reefs and ledges around Fraser are also worth a try for a winning weight grass sweetlip.

If the weather permits the NU2 beacon has been the pick of the areas to catch a golden trevally, there has also been some decent catches of school mackerel in closer to the beacon and off the trawler wreck. The fresh water in the Burrum River seems to be subsiding a little, and this has fired the fishing up somewhat. Grunter, whiting and flathead have been the reports coming in over the past week. This is another great place to go when the wind is up. River Heads has completely cleared, with all the hyacinth dissapeared now. Bream and flathead are getting caught straight off the boat ramp, with the odd jewfish in the deeper holes around the mouth of the Mary. Catches of whiting, gar and flathead have also been taken from the Urangan pier. The whiting and gar have been taken on smaller baits of sand worm and fresh yabbies with the flathead being caught on live herring.

Freshwater Report - Lake Lenthalls Report
This week there have been a few bass caught around the lilly edges and submerged logs. It still isn't absolutely on fire out there, but anglers that have worked hard and put in the hundreds of casts, have come up trumps with a few fish. Spinnerbaits were the pick of the lures this week, most people that came in to talk to us were a bit secretive on colour choice, but we did manage to find that the black red spinners, and the neon green yellow colours did produce some bass.

Lake Monduran Report
The kiosk at the dam reports anglers are doing it quite tough at the moment. The SE winds are bringing the water temp down to about 26-27 degrees. Some fish have been caught and released, but anglers have travelled right up to the top of the lake to find them. Our suggestion is to find the warmer waters, and walk the banks if need be to entice the fish.

Lake Awoonga Report
The influx of water into the dam has slowed right up now, and capacity is at over 60%. We managed a few reports from the dam over the past few days and thus far they have been very promising. On all accounts it seems to be fishing much better than we thought with the rising water. One particular trip hooked 5 fish in the timber and got smoked every time. Not good on the lure stocks but great for the adrenaline.

Fishing Report from Local Guide, Mark Bargy Bargenquast.
Hi all, another weekend of strong winds predicted, 20-25knot south easters and we are starting to get use to it now but hopefully we will get some great autmn weather soon. If you can get out there some good fish are biting, obviously due to the affects of the recent fresh. The dirty water is slow to clear but good sweetlip,trout,cod, blue parrot and a few snapper are still about in the bay. The southern gutters and rooneys have some great fish when the weather allows offshore trips. This weekend we have a new moon on saturday morning and the big tide will be over 3.2 meters with strong flows during the middle of the tide, fish the tide changes for best results. The bay is full of tuna, both longtails and mac's and they seem pretty widespread, some fish are 18kg plus and have been about for a few months now. Big queenfish are about and will take a fly, lure or livebait but don't eat them for cigutera risk. The beacons have good numbers of school mackeral but the spottys have all but dissapeared. Big swallowtail dart are along the beach from moon point north and some have been over 1.5 kg. Whiting are about also and don't mind a bit of fresh dirty water to feed in.Flathead are in the straits and are being taken on soft plastics and live baits. A worthwhile note is the number of large bonefish taken recently in the bay, some by the commercial whiting netters and a few by recreational fishers using yabbies for bait, the biggest I have heard of was 5kg. Lets hope the winds ease for next week and we can all get out for a look. Tight lines.

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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