Weekly Report 20 May 10

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Weekly Report 20 May 10

Post by Brad » Thu May 20, 2010 8:03 pm

Hervey Bay
This week we’ve had some excellent reports from the Urangan Pier. The first channel has been fishing well for flathead, bream, whiting and garfish. The cooler weather seems to have brought in some of the larger bream which are being caught on small herring, strips of gar and gut baits. Off the end, there’s been plenty of school mackerel along with broad-barred mackerel, longtail tuna to 13kg and mac tuna. Live baiting has been the most productive method. Don’t forget the squid jigs as local squid are starting to turn up in better numbers. Winter whiting have been a bit patchy this week, however the quality of fish has been quite good with fish up to 25cm being caught. South of the harbour has been the most productive spot with catches also being reported at Toogoom and Burrum. Live yabbies, squid, worms and Gulp worms have all been successful. Quality bream are being caught around River Heads and the creeks on the western side of Fraser and as the weather starts to cool we should numbers improve along with larger specimens. Fresh baits like mullet, gut, strips of herring and prawns have been working best. Soft plastics and metal blades also produce excellent results. Catches from the Burrum have consisted of whiting, bream, flathead, tailor and the odd trevally around the lower reaches.

Trolling hardbody lures like Spoonbills and Manns 10+ has been one of the popular methods for chasing the tailor and flathead. The mid reaches have seen some nice grunter caught along with cod. The inshore reefs have been fishing well for decent grass sweetlip and blackall. Snapper numbers have increased with reports of the odd fish up to 7kg, coming from the Arti, Fairway Buoy and Rooney’s. Soft plastics have been producing the better quality fish, with Berkley Gulps and Squidgies proving popular. Those fishing live baits on heavier gear can expect coral trout and cod. Golden trevally, school and spanish mackerel are also on the cards and can be targeted on livies, metal spoons and Snapbacks. Anglers should take advantage of the good weather while it lasts and try fishing the Gutters for coral trout, sweetlip, hussar, cod, spangled emperor and mangrove jack. Fishing live baits should prove successful, however don’t be afraid to try soft plastics or Lucanus jigs. Sharks have been a major problem so move on if you hit a patch of them.

Freshwater Report-Lake Lenthalls Report
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Lake Monduran Report
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Fishing Report from Local Guide, Mark “Bargy” Bargenquast.
Local resident Ian Young and his mates from Melbourne booked for four days sportfishing in Hervey Bay this week, the guys had a ball catching the first lure spotty and school mackeral and a great big barracuda, well done guys with 1 day
fishing left!

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