Weekly Report 9 Apr 08

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Weekly Report 9 Apr 08

Post by Brad » Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:08 pm

The weather seems to be shaping up for a good weekend with 10/15 SW/SE winds predicted. This should making fishing the inshore reefs and up the island an option. Along the beaches summer whiting have been caught at Torquay beach on both live yabbies and sandworms. The use of smaller sinkers and fluorocarbon leaders should see a few more fishing being caught. Bream are being caught at night at River Heads and Gatakers on flesh baits and mullet gut. Soft Plastics have also been producing fish with lures in the 2-3 inch range working the best. Squidgy flickbaits and wrigglers as well as 2 inch Gulp shrimp have been the pick of the bunch. Hard bodied lures are another option with cultiva mira vibes and captiva makazeâs working well.

The Urangan pier has been fishing well for mac tuna and school mackerel on both live herring and Flasha spoons. Whiting are also being caught in the first channel on live yabbies as well as the odd flathead on live hardiheads. Anglers that have been putting in the hours at Gatakers have caught some good fish with the late afternoon sessions fishing best. Decent grunter have been landed off the rocks and in the boat on herring and prawn baits. Fish with the freshest bait possible, to increase your chances of taking home a feed. On the Arti, good cod have been caught on live pike and herring with the occasional trout still being caught. Snapper from 2-5 kilos and good coral bream have been taken on pillies, fresh hardiheads and prawn baits. Using light fluorocarbon leaders with small pea sinkers will help to drift the bait down in a natural way. Around kingfisher bay there are a lot of hardiheads at present which are drawing in small rat size mackerel, mac tuna and Queenies. Metal slugs like 20gm Raiders have been working well, and 45gm mack special spoons have also been doing the trick. Snapbacks are another alternative for the pelagics and are very tear resistant; they can either be sight casted and twitched or cast out and cranked back. The reefs around Roonies have been fishing very well for snapper with quite a few anglers bagging out. Whole pilchards and squid have been the baits of choice. Berkley gulps in the 5-7 inch range have been working well fished on ½ to 1 ounce nitro jig heads. These can either be fished at anchor or on the drift. The usual pelagic species can also be found around Roonies with metal slugs and livies producing the goods.

Freshwater Report - Lake Lenthalls Report
There haven't been many reports from Lenthalls this week due to the dam settling and the cold weather. Try casting weedless Squidgies into the lilies and twitch them back as well as casting cultiva mira vibes around structure. Trolling deep diving minnows like RMG poltergeists and Stump Jumpers is another method worth trying.

Lake Monduran Report
The fishing at Monduran has been quite hard over the last week with the colder weather. Out of the fish that have been caught, most have been taken trolling deep diving lures. RMG scorpions, Tilsan Barras and Predatek Vipers have been the lures of choice.

Lake Awoonga Report : Courtesy Jason Wilhelm Charter Operator.
At the moment the fishing at Awoonga has been quite difficult with the SE winds roaring making some spots quite hard to travel to. Jason, who fishes the dam very regularly, said that the dam is in a transition period at the moment. Where we had warm days and warm nights, we are now starting to see warm to cool days and cold nites with some frost at nite being present. This week there were a lot of fish holding deep that weren't really interested in lures, and there was also a lot of weed present making trolling difficult. Out of the fish that have been landed, most have been caught in the shallow bays and weed beds. Most fish have been around the 90s and the best period has been between 3:30pm and 7pm. Lures of choice have been Stiffy Boney Breams, B52s, Slick Rigs, and any lures you can get to suspend. A medium paced twitching retrieve with a high rod angle has been producing the goods with most fish striking out of aggression. A medium spin outfit with 20lb braid is ideal for casting your soft plastics and smaller hard bodies around the weed beds as they cast better in the wind and you can get a longer cast.

Fishing Report from Local Guide, Mark Bargy Bargenquast.
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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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