Weekly Report 29 Jul 10

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Weekly Report 29 Jul 10

Post by Brad » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:52 am

Along the beaches there's been some nice summer whiting caught, from Pialba to Urangan, with Shelly Beach being a popular spot. Yabbies and worms have been the best baits, with the better quality fish being caught at night. Winter whiting catches are still consistant with schools of fish present south of the harbour, out the front of Gataker's Bay, Dundowran and Toogoom. Yabbies, worms and squid have been working best; with Berkley Gulp worms being a good alternative. Flathead have been a good target over the last week, with soft plastics being the most consistant way of catching them. Paddle tails like Squidgy fish and Snapbacks have been producing plenty of quality fish. Bouncing metal blades and vibe lures over the bottom has also been effective along with casting and trolling hardbodys.

Those chasing a feed of school mackerel or tailor, good numbers can be found on the Arch Cliffs 6 Mile, Burrum 8 Mile, around River Heads and Ungowa. A variety of methods have been working including: spinning with metal blades, trolling hardbody lures and barra spoons, jigging plastics and live baiting. Again, keep an eye on sizes as there are plenty of small fish in the schools. The snapper scene has been pretty quiet inshore with only small numbers of fish taken, however the Burrum 8 Mile has been the pick of the spots lately. Out wider, good fish are being caught around the 25 Fathom Hole and the Gutters. Fresh baits like pike, yakka, squid, gar and herring have been the baits of choice. Up the island there have been scattered reports of snapper, more so around Rooney's; however toads and sharks have been a big problem.

Reports from Fraser have been pretty quiet, however there's good numbers of dart all along the beach along with good numbers of pippies. North of Indian Head, there have been reports of quality flathead and the odd tailor. South of Indian Head has been very quiet with only the odd fish being picked up.

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