Weekly Report 11 Dec 09

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Weekly Report 11 Dec 09

Post by Brad » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:34 am

Hervey Bay
The Urangan Pier has been a bit quiet over the last week, mainly due to the northerly winds. However, you can still expect to catch whiting, garfish and flathead in the first channel. The second channel has been producing the odd queenfish, golden trevally and a few shovelnose sharks. Pencil squid have shown up at the pier with numbers starting to increase with less moon present. Summer whiting have been around in good numbers along the beaches. Shelly Beach has been producing some good specimens on live yabbies and worms. Small surface poppers are another good option for chasing whiting as they mimic a panic stricken prawn. Mangrove Jack are becoming quite active throughout the Burrum River systems due to the warmer weather. They are being caught during both day and night and are readily hitting livies, strip baits and lures. Grunter, flathead and cod are another good option. Threadfin salmon have been a good target in the Susan and Mary River systems over the last week. Prawn and mullet imitation lures as well as live baits will do the trick. Some nice mud crabs are still being caught so don’t forget the pots.

Scattered schools of spotted mackerel can be found throughout the bay. At the moment most of the schools can be found around the Rooney’s area due to the northerly winds pushing them further up the island. Metal slugs in the 20-50g range have been working well, with soft plastics being another good option. There are also plenty of mac tuna in the same areas, with the odd longtail tuna mixed in between. The inshore reefs have been pretty quiet lately; however you can expect catches of grass sweetlip, blackall, cod and the odd trout. Offshore, the Sandy Cape Shoals have been fishing well with reports of hussar, parrot, maori cod and red throat emperor.

Rainbow Beach Report courtesy Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters - http://www.rainbowbeachfishing.com.au Ph: 07 54868666
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Freshwater Report-Lake Lenthalls Report
Last weekend the Fraser Coast Fish Stocking Association released another 15,000 barramundi fingerlings, this should see the barra fishery continue to grow and thrive. Barra have been the main target at Lenthalls lately with plenty of 60-75cm fish being landed. Surface presentations like Squidgy Boof Frogs and Tango Dancers have been working well morning and afternoon. During the day switching to Slick Rigs and Hollowbellies has been a good method. Small numbers of bass have been reported, however most of the emphasis has been on barra. Lake Lenthalls is also an excellent option for kayak/canoe fisho’s and shouldn’t be overlooked.

Lake Monduran Report
Monduran is continuing to fish well with plenty of metre plus barra being reported. A lot of anglers are opting to stay around the front parts of the dam and main basin. A good option is to fish the timber and drop offs in the mid parts during the day, then fish the front of the dam at night. There’s been plenty of surface action and boofing at night so casting surface plastics and poppers should work well. The usual lures have been producing fish, including: Slick Rigs, Storm plastics, Tsunami paddletails, Rapala x-raps and Classic Barrs. Water temps have been getting up to 30C and falling overnight to around 28C. Water levels also continue to drop at a fairly rapid rate.

Fishing Report from Local Guide, Mark “Bargy” Bargenquast.
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