Weekly Report 5 June 08

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Weekly Report 5 June 08

Post by Brad » Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:54 pm

Fraser Island Fishing report courtesy of Sailfish Apartments, Happy Valley: Ph (07) 4127 9494. Due to the bad weather there's only been two good days of fishing over the last week however today the water is like a millpond. Tailor have been caught around the rocks at Yidney with only small catches reported. Whole ganged pillies, 50gm spoons and white snapbacks have been working best. South of the Maheno, some nice whiting and bream are being caught with fresh sandworms and pippies working best. At present there is no weed on the beach which should make fishing pleasant.

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Now that the rain has stopped, anglers have been able to get out with some nice reports coming from inshore and out wider. With the fresh pushing through the river systems we should see fishing in the bay start to fire over the next few weeks. At night the Urangan Pier has been fishing exceptionally well for bream over a kilo with mullet gut and herring being the best baits. Use a large sinker to secure your bait next to the pylons as this is where the bream are sitting. Chemically sharpened baitholder and suicide hooks are ideal for these presentations as they hold the bait nicely. During the day the first channel has been fishing well for summer whiting, gar and flathead. The best baits for the whiting and gar have been live yabbies and sand worms with the flathead being taken on live herring. The odd queenfish has been taken as well when on live herring and hardiheads. Towards the end of the pier the usual pelagics are being caught with some nice school mackerel and mac tuna being landed. Live herring fished under a float seems to work best with some nice fish also taken on lightly weight 4 inch soft plastics.

River Heads is still producing a lot of mackerel off the bank with metal spoons being the lure of choice. There are a lot of smaller mackerel mixed in the schools so remember the size limit of 50cm for schoolies. On the incoming tide bream are being caught on cubes of pillie and chicken gut with some good fish also being caught on 3 inch gulp soft plastics. Winter whiting can be found this week at the bottom of big woody and around Dundowran beach. Some days have been patchy with only a few fish caught whilst others have been productive, we have had reports just yesterday that the quality of whiting getting caught is well on the improve. Berkley gulp worms have been one of the gun baits with bloodworm and camo working well. If you prefer using bait try live yabbies, sandworms or small strips of squid.

Gatakers Bay has been fishing well this week for squire to 2kg with fish being caught on live and dead baits. Whole hardiheads are working well and can be caught around the Gatakers area. Soft plastics in the 3-5 inch have been working well when fished on 1/6 and 1/8 jig heads. Squidgy 110mm Flick baits in the pro range, and Berkley Powerbaits and Gulp have been the lures of choice. Try using fluorocarbon leader to maximize your chances as its invisible underwater and has a greater abrasion resistance compared to normal monofilament lines. Trolling hard bodied lures like RMG Scorpions and Classics in gold colours has also been producing some nice cod. The Arti is again fishing well this week for snapper with the rain bringing them on the chew. There have been quite a few fish around the 40cm+ size which is a nice change from the 33 and 34cm specimens that have been caught of late. Hardiheads and pillies have been the best baits with soft plastics also catching a lot of fish during the day. There have also been some nice grass sweetlip caught over the last few days.

The reefs around Roonies have been fishing very well for snapper with most anglers bagging out. Fresh herring and yakkas have been working well for bait and can either be drifted down a berley trail or on a paternoster. Quite a few anglers have been opting to use Berkley Gulps in the 5-7inch sizes to great success with brighter colours and glow working well. Jig heads between ½ to ¾ have been the most common sizes however carry some smaller sizes to fish the slack periods. Out wider good red emperor, parrot and red throat sweetlip are being caught with fresh bait being the key. Owner and Gamakatsu circle hooks fished on a paternoster rig with a fair lump of lead seems to be the standard rig with a lot of anglers opting to use 50lb braided mainline and fluorocarbon leaders. Over the last few days there has been quite a bit of fog in the early morning so take care when out on the water.

Rainbow Beach Report courtesy Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters - www.rainbowbeachfishing.com.au Ph: 07 54868666
My report for the week reads - NIL.
The wind was blowing from last Wednesday when we cancelled our Charter half way through the bar. Winds did not ease till Monday when we still had 2-3 mts of swell on the bar and since then conditions have improved alot with Thursday & Friday looking like glassouts .Saturday may be ok also with soueasters increasing for the rest of the long weekend. Thursday's fishing report from Baitrunner will be posted on our Website later on Friday, so you catch the report there. Thats all for this week. Tony Stewart . 54868666. ww.rainbowbeachfishingcharters.com.au

Freshwater Report-Lake Lenthalls Report
At the moment the dam is a little bit quiet due to the latest influx of cold water however this should clear over the next week. Bass can be caught on 65 and 70mm Squidgy pro range fish rigged weedless or with a small resin head. TT spinnerbaits have also accounted for fish around the snags.

Lake Monduran Report : Courtesy Jason Wilhelm Charter Operator
No Report Available

Lake Awoonga Report : Courtesy Jason Wilhelm Charter Operator.
No Report Available

Fishing Report from Local Guide, Mark Bargy Bargenquast.
Bargy is over the bottom bar as this report goes out. And the phone call we got from him says it's absolutely spectacular fishing. Both snapper and pearl perch are going mad on soft plastics and jigs. The bar has a little swell on it making things a little tricky, but once out there, it's absolutely perfect for fishing. 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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