Weekly Report 22 May 08

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Weekly Report 22 May 08

Post by Brad » Thu May 22, 2008 4:53 pm

Along the beaches some good summer whiting and dusky flathead have been caught around the rock groins and torquay rocks. Live yabbies have been working best for the whiting as well as Berkley Gulp worms in the camo colour. These baits are best fished on chemically sharpened long shank hooks with a trace of about 45cm and a small ball sinker. Fresh strips of mullet and pillies have been working well for the flathead with soft plastics also producing some good fish. There have also been some good flathead caught around the mouth of the Burrum on live herring and poddy mullet. At the moment thereâs heaps of bait congregating around River Heads which has attracted both school and broad-barred mackerel. Spinning with a 50gm metal spoon is the best method for catching mackerel at the heads and can be done off the boat ramps or rocks. Pillies fished under a float has been working as well with some nice tailor also being caught on this rig. At night try fishing the rocky ledges with unweighted baits of mullet gut and fowl gut for bream and cod.

Gatakers has been fishing well for snapper with whole hardiheads being the best bait. If your anchored up a berley trail will help draw in the snapper but don’t be too heavy handed as large amounts of berley will attract sharks. The use of lighter sinkers will also increase your chances because it lets the bait drift down more naturally. Soft plastics have also accounted for quite a few fish with Berkley Power baits in smelt scales, 110mm Squidgy flickbaits and 5 inch gulps being the lures of choice. A 14-30lb fluorocarbon leader is ideal as it is invisible underwater and has more abrasion resistance than normal mono. Good schools of winter whiting are around the Gatakers Bay and Dundowran Beach area and can be caught on squid, worms, yabbies and prawns. Quite a few anglers have been opting to use the Berkley Gulp sandworms with camo, bloody and natural all working. These bio-degradable, pre scented worms can be fished on a standard whiting rig and look just like the real thing. Brock from Tackleworld fished the arti at the start of the week for some nice snapper, coral bream and school mackerel. All of these fish were caught on soft plastics from the Berkley and Squidgy range on a ¼ ounce owner jig heads and 20lb Nitlon fluorocarbon leader. Some good snapper are also being caught on pillies and hardiheads however there are quite a few smaller fish mixed in between so remember the size limit is 35cm. Over the last week catches of nannygai, snapper and cod have been reported from Roonies. Live baits have been the best method as well as Berkley 7 inch Gulp Jerk Shads. The usual pelagics have been caught as well on white Snapbacks and 50gm blue Lazers retrieved quickly.

Rainbow Beach Report courtesy Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters - www.rainbowbeachfishing.com.au Ph: 07 54868666
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Freshwater Report - Lake Lenthalls Report
This week bass are being caught on Team Daiwa cs minnows in most colours. The best retrieve is a slow roll with a few twitches and pauses. Kokoda g-vibes have also been working well in the shallower bays with gold and red working well.

Lake Monduran Report : Courtesy Jason Wilhelm Charter Operator
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Lake Awoonga Report : Courtesy Jason Wilhelm Charter Operator.
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Fishing Report from Local Guide, Mark “Bargyâ€

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