Report 07/08/14

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Report 07/08/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:33 pm

After a week of windy weather let’s hope that things improve for the week ahead. The big tides will suit our inshore reefs along with the flats for a feed of whiting.

Local Reefs
On the reefs out from Gatakers school mackerel, squire, sweetlip, coral trout and blackall can be found with flesh baits and soft plastics producing some fish. Big flathead can also be found along the rock edges of Point Vernon and the mangrove fringes on the high tide around Eli Creek. Soft plastics and small hardbodies have been working well along with whole baits like herring, pilchards and hardy heads worked slowly across the bottom.

Wide grounds
Out at the Gutters sweetlip, moses perch, snapper and parrot have made up the main catches, now with the water cool coral trout have been hard to tempt, with live baiting being the preferred method to target them.

Platypus Bay
Around the Rooneys area snapper should be active over the bigger tides, soft plastics worked around the bait schools has been effective along with soft vibes and live baits. In Platypus Bay the fishing has been hit and miss , snapper are still a reliable target with various species of trevally giving anglers a bit of sport.

Urangan Pier
Off the Urangan Pier the guys at Anglers Den have reported some great fishing with big longtails coming of the end in the mornings. Some nice flathead up to aound 3kg, bream to 1kg and some nice tailor were also reported off the Pier.

Sandy Straits
Down the straits flathead can be found on the flats and weed beds as they begin to gather to spawn. Soft plastics are always a favorite for anglers when targeting flathead but small hardbodies can also be just as effective. If you are after some added sport try catching a big flathead on top water lures. Small to medium size walk the dog lure’s can be deadly at times with big flathead smashing them off the surface. Further down the straits whiting, bream , tailor, blue and threadfin salmon have also been reported in and around the creeks and in the deep holes.

Andrew Chorley
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Post by Nicole Penfold » Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:33 pm

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