Weekly Report 20 Nov 09

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Weekly Report 20 Nov 09

Post by Brad » Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:59 am

Hervey Bay
Wind has been a big factor this week, limiting angler’s activities. However the rivers, creeks and local impoundments have been fishing well with the warm northerly winds. The Burrum River system has been fishing well for mangrove jack over the last week as the fish start to become more active. A variety of soft plastic and hardbody lures have been working throughout the day, with good fish being taken on live and strip baits at night. The lower to mid reaches have provided a mixed bag consisting of bream, whiting, flathead, grunter and cod. Whiting and flathead are being caught in the lower reaches and around the mouth of the Mary River system. Live yabbies and worms have been the go for whiting, with soft plastics and live baits working well on the flatties. Throughout the mid reaches there’s been a few threadfin salmon and grunter caught.

Fraser Island’s been fishing quite well lately, in particular, the strip of beach from Dundaburra to Indian Head. Tailor are being caught, though mostly at night. Excellent whiting up to 40cm and plenty of flathead are also on offer in the same area, with plenty of dart north of Happy Valley. Good numbers of pippies can be found along the beach, with good worming near Yidney. Extra caution is required on the island’s inland tracks which are very soft and powdery due to a lack of rain, however beach travel is excellent.

Rainbow Beach Report courtesy Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters - http://www.rainbowbeachfishing.com.au Ph: 07 54868666
No Report.

Freshwater Report-Lake Lenthalls Report
Another 55,000 bass were released into Lake Lenthalls on Saturday 14th of November, thanks to all of the guys from the Fraser Coast Fish Stocking Association for their efforts. We’re also told that 15,000 barramundi fingerlings will be released in the coming weeks. The dam has been fishing quite well lately, with warm northerly winds making ideal conditions. There hasn’t been much traffic on the water either with only small numbers of people fishing there at present. Barramundi captures have been regular, particulary during the morning and afternoon sessions on surface lures. Some of the stand out lures have been Squidgy boof frogs and weedless paddletails. Throughout the middle of the day, switching to Slick rigs or suspending hardbody’s should see good results. A few bass are also being caught on spinnerbaits, blades and Sliders.

Lake Monduran Report
Lake Monduran continues to fish extremely well, weather permitting, with good numbers of fish averaging 1m. Fish up to 130cm have also been making an appearance. Water levels continue to reduce dramatically, effectively forcing fish into deeper waters. Jason managed to get into the action last weekend and boated 14 fish. Casting soft plastics like Squidgy slick rigs and Tsunami paddletails has been the most productive method, with a variety of colours working. Trolling the main basin and creek beds should also produce a few fish.

Fishing Report from Local Guide, Mark “Bargy” Bargenquast.
Jay and Robbie The boys from brisbane returned to try some saltwater flyfishing, Jat landed a couple of big mac tuna while robbie caught a nice golden trevally.

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