Report 02/09/14

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Report 02/09/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:17 am

Finally a break in the weather and spring is here the days are warming up and so is the fishing as local anglers wait for our inshore reefs to fire up along with our pelagic up the island. With the swell dropping away outside heading wide over Break Sea spit or the Wide Bay Bar will be worth a look for crews with larger vessels. Inshore bream, whiting and flathead have made up most of the captures.

Burrum
Spring in the burrum usually see’s anglers dust off their mangrove jack gear, as temperatures rise the jacks will start to come on the chew. Working the snags is always a great way to begin looking for jacks with Barra also a welcome by catch. Whiting are a great option if walking the beach’s around burrum particularly at night. Bream have been taken in the mid reaches of the Burrum River and there has been some great flathead caught between the boat ramps. Out at the 8 mile a few school mackerel have showed up, in the coming weeks we should see more arrive as they congregate to spawn.

Wide Grounds
Out wide on the southern gutters and beyond a few nice red emperor have been caught at night on hussar fillets, reef jacks, big sweetlip and snapper have made other captures for those who put the effort in on the wide grounds after dark. Over break sea spit a few small black marlin have showed up which is great for local game anglers, trolling pushers has been the most effective but staying connected is always a problem.

Platypus Bay
Platypus bay has been turning up the usual suspects, snapper, golden trevally, blackall and sweetlip have been reported coming off the reefs up there. Mac tunas have been seen here and there on the surface as they push bait to the surface, longtails have also been feeding with them hanging deeper in the water column.

Urangan Pier
Steve and the crew at Anglers Den reported that the pier has been producing whiting, bream ,flathead, tailor and the odd longtail tuna. Whiting have been responding well to live blood worms with quality bream also taking them.

Local Reefs
The local reefs have seen a few snapper being caught on live baits and plastics, for bait fisho’s freshly cut squid has been getting some attention also from the snapper with the odd sweetlip also coming in. If you are looking for squid the islands and rocky outcrops have been producing a few with lightly weighted squid jigs working the best in the clear conditions over recent neap tides.

Sandy Straits
The straits have been fishing well for flathead with the creeks on the western side of the island producing quality fish. Soft plastics are always a favourite but hard body lures have been very effective of late. Whiting,bream,salmon,grunter and mud crabs have also been reported from the straits.

Andrew Chorley
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Jake with a big trevally caught off arch cliffs with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing. [Photo: Andrew Chorley]
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Regular Sydney visitor Malcolm Crane with a longtail caught on a recent trip with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing. [Photo: Andrew Chorley]

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Re: Report 02/09/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:18 am

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