Weekly Report 5 Jun 10

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Weekly Report 5 Jun 10

Post by Brad » Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:51 pm

Hervey Bay
Bream have been the main highlight this week. The Urangan Pier is having an excellent run with fish up to 1kg being landed. Expect to find these fish over the rocky foreshores as well. Small herring and gut baits have been producing the best results. The Pier has also produced the odd school mackerel, just be careful of your size limits. Good numbers of winter whiting can be found throughout the lower bay. Numerous locations are producing including areas off Dundowran Beach, the bottom of Big Woodie and the banks south of the harbour. Live yabbies, worms, squid and Gulp worms have been working well. A few more snapper have entered the bay with the odd quality fish being caught on the arti. Still not big numbers as yet, however the bay is alive with small baitfish and the water temperature is close to prime for the school fish. Expect numbers to improve as winter continues. School and spanish mackerel can be found on the Outer Banks, Arch Cliffs 6 Mile and the Fairway Buoy. Live herring and yakkas, whole pilchards and metal spoons have been accounting for most catches. Anybody fishing inshore, make sure you’ve got a squid jig or two as there are plenty of local squid around. Look for areas with clear water, good numbers of bait and shallow rocky reef.

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What a contrast to last week, just superb weather conditions all week. Flat seas have made for about 5 trips this week offshore, and the cold mornings havn't deterred the keen fishos. The mackerel fishing has again been red hot, with a lot more school mackerel mixed in with the spotties. Everyday this week has seen a bagout and many people have gone home worn out from the action. On the closer reefs some nice snapper have turned up and with moses perch, sweetlip & pearl perch making up the rest of the catch. Missing lately have been the longtails & cobia, both of which should soon make an appearance. Beach driving conditions at present are perfect and the beach fishing has also improved. Some good tailor have been landed to 4.5 kgs, flathead also around Middle Rock have been in good numbers. As mentioned last week the jew fish have arrived and they have continued to be caught in good numbers this week.

Quite a few people have asked me for the latest development regarding the AFA or closure off Fraser Island. I can assure you everything we can do at this stage has been done with a submission sent to Environment Water ETC in Brisbane stating what consequences this closure would have on our region. This submission was compiled by the Tin Can Bay Chamber of Commerce and with technical support from Commercial, Charter & Recreational fishers. The meeting will take place at Hervey Bay next week with the Federal Minister to state our case further.If anyone requires further information feel free to ask.
Tony Stewart. 5486 8666.

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Fishing Report from Local Guide, Mark “Bargy” Bargenquast.
The south westerly winds have started to make there presence felt with water temperatures dropping 3 degrees last week, these captures were made by several clients during the week, after the floods down the mary and burrum rivers it looks like a big snapper season ahead and hopefully some great longtail tuna action at the southern end of fraser island.

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