Weekly Report 18 Feb 10

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Weekly Report 18 Feb 10

Post by Brad » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:35 pm

Fishing in the bay has been generally quiet this week due to bad weather. The Urangan Pier has been producing the odd flathead, bream and garfish in the first channel. Catches off the end of the pier have consisted of golden trevally, estuary cod and sharks at night. Along the beaches there’s been whiting at Shelly Beach, gar and flathead at the rock groynes and a few grunter off the rocks at Point Vernon. The rivers and creeks have been proving popular spots with some nice threadfin salmon being caught in the Mary/Susan River systems. Live prawns and herring have been working best along with soft plastic prawn imitations and bombers. Quality grunter, bream and cod are also on offer with prawns and yabbies working well. Around the creek mouths flathead have been a good target on lures and bait. Don’t forget the cast net and crab pots as there are some nice prawns and mud crabs around at the moment.

Reports from the Straits have been pretty similar with salmon, grunter, bream and cod being caught. The creeks have been producing good size mangrove jack on live baits, strip baits and a variety of lures. Again it’s worth taking the crab pots for a feed of muddies. The reefs and ledges have also been fishing well for grass sweetlip, blackall and cod. There’s still a lot of freshwater upstream in the Burrum system so fishing the mid to lower reaches would be your best bet. Live prawns and herring, mullet strips and prawnstars have seen some nice mangrove jack caught. The odd barra’s been reported on livies and a mixture of hard and soft plastic lures. Bream and cod have been the main targets for those fishing lighter gear, with a few nice flathead in the lower reaches. Prawns and mud crabs are still on the run. Not a lot reported from the inshore reefs due to the bad weather, however expect to catch grass sweetlip, blackall, cod, the odd coral trout and golden trevally. Further up the island there’s been some nice mac and longtail tuna between Wathumba and Rooney’s. Large spanish mackerel can be found in the same areas and around the Fairway Buoy, just be aware of ciguatera risk.

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
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Fishing Report from Local Guide, Mark “Bargy” Bargenquast.
This week I had Ben and Breardon from Noosa for a day, the pelagic action is in full swing with longtail, mac tuna, golden trevally, spotty mackeral and more. We found longtails and caught them on plastics and cordell pencil poppers and then spotty mackeral, mac tuna and golden trevally, then to finish off the day Ben caught a 6kg painted sweetlip on a plastic, top trip guys.

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