Weekly Report 26 Feb 10

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Weekly Report 26 Feb 10

Post by Brad » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:50 am

Again, fishing in the bay has been quiet due to bad weather. However larger tides should see good fishing throughout the Straits and some nice mud crabs in the rivers and creeks. The Urangan Pier is producing the usual species relative to this time of year with whiting, bream and some quality flathead being the main targets in the first channel. Off the end of the pier there’s been school mackerel, small spanish mackerel, golden trevally and queenfish caught on live herring and metal spoons. Along the beaches, summer whiting have been a popular target around the rock groynes, Eli Creek and O’regans Creek. Live yabbies and sand worms have been the baits of choice. The rocky outcrops have seen a few nice flathead caught on soft plastics and white pilchards; with the odd grunter coming off the rocks around Point Vernon and Gatakers Bay. Reports from Toogoom indicate there’s some nice summer whiting being caught, with quality mud crabs in the creek and a few sand crabs out the front.

If you’re heading up the rivers or creeks this weekend don’t forget the crab pots as there should be some good muddies on offer. Good size threadfin salmon are being caught in the Susan and Mary River systems on live prawns and herring, soft plastics and bombers. Grunter, bream, whiting, cod and flathead can be found in the mid to lower reaches. Fresh prawns, strip baits and yabbies have been producing the best results along with Gulp shrimp and minnows. The Straits should fish well this weekend with the larger tides for whiting and bream on the flats, flathead around the creek mouths, grunter and cod in the deeper holes/ledges and threadfin salmon. Mangrove Jack will be another good target in the creeks, with live and strip baits and a variety of soft and hard body lures working well. The reefs throughout the Straits have been fishing well for grass sweetlip, blackall, cod and trevally.

The Burrum River will be another spot to try for a feed of mud crabs and prawns. This time of year there’s quite a few options in the Burrum with a variety of fish on offer including: mangrove jack, barramundi, grunter, cod, whiting, bream,
trevally and queenfish. Majority of our reports for the inshore reefs this week have consisted of good numbers of grass sweetlip, blackall, cod, the odd coral trout and golden trevally. The weather report looks pretty dismal for the weekend which will limit anglers activities.

Rainbow Beach Report courtesy Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters - http://www.rainbowbeachfishing.com.au Ph: 07 54868666
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Fishing Report from Local Guide, Mark “Bargy” Bargenquast.
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