Weekly Report 5 May 12

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Weekly Report 5 May 12

Post by Brad » Sat May 05, 2012 1:23 pm

Winds and scattered showers have made the past week less than enjoyable for fishing. However, as the saying goes “A bad days fishing is better than a good day at work”. This week, I have been researching (read ‘fishing’) the Urangan Jetty during the late afternoon and evenings with limited success. I caught a mixed bag of bream, whiting, flathead and a small shark. The size, although legal, was nothing to write home about but the fishing experience has been very enjoyable all the same. It has been good to see just how many people use the Jetty at all times of the day and night and to meet some of the characters who regularly use the Jetty.

Others fishing the Jetty report some good size mackerel at the deep end during the early morning session. There are also some sharks and rays being caught on live herrings which are abundant all along the jetty. The quality of the flathead being caught in the first channel and drop offs is also reported to be excellent. Live bait is the go although there are also a few green sea toads about that absolutely love the livies. The higher tidal flow with the full moon this weekend should bring a few more bream into action. Try fishing close to pylons and if possible just under the jetty with pieces of herring for these bigger fish. The sand flats throughout the Bay area still continue to provide good quantities of whiting and flathead.

The foreshores between Toogoom and Eli Creek have reportedly had some good size bream and whiting caught on live yabbies. River Heads reports continue to show an increase in activities with barra, salmon and grunter among the list of catches. With the sighting of a crocodile around the Beaver Rocks area during the week, bait gathers and fishermen should remember to remain alert while in this area. The weather is likely to improve late Sunday so the boaties should get a chance to fish the reefs. With the colder weather continuing, more winter species should be entering the usual reef systems throughout the Bay. I will see what the weather brings.

The Toogoom Family Fishing Competition is being held this weekend (4th-6th May). Great prizes, raffles and giveaways during the event with food and drinks at reasonable prices. The Super Draw prize is a 3.5 metre Tinny with 15HP motor and trailer. For further info go to http://www.toogoomfishingcompetition.com.au
Until next week ‘may the fish be with you’,

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