Report 19/9/14

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Report 19/9/14

Post by subeditor » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:33 am

Finally a decent run of weather over the past week, fishing in the bay has been a little slow as we move between the seasons. Our run of school mackerel is a little late with hardly a schoolie to be found anywhere at present. Inshore has been fishing a little better with some excellent whiting catches about.

Burrum:
The Burrum will be a good place to start chasing jacks this weekend, small tides will allow for some good conditions to work the snags, soft plastics, Zerek prawns and X-Raps have been the go to lures. Whiting, bream and flathead will be on offer around the mouth with a few blackall, squire and golden trevally taken on the 8 mile.

Urangan Pier:
A few Spanish mackerel have been taken off the pier again this week, whiting and bream have been in good numbers at night. If you are after a flathead a live pike fished close to the pylons has been deadly.

Wide Grounds:
The wide grounds have been quiet of late. A few snapper, sweetlip, cod, parrot and the odd coral trout are being reported from the 25 fathom and the southern gutters. Yellowfin and mac tuna can be found working the surface for those looking for some sport while out wide.

Platypus Bay:
Platypus Bay has been a little slow of late with the bulk of our snapper migration now moved on along with the yakka schools. We will soon see small baitfish move in along with our pelagics not far behind. The next few weeks I would expect the mac tuna to arrive with trevally and other species, which are also getting fired up creating some great sport fishing fun. If you are after reef fish a few parrot, coral trout and sweetlip have been taken on the small reefs up there.

Local Reefs:
The local reefs have produced a few cod, sweetlip and blackall of late. As the water warms the local reefs will begin to pick up. A few squid can still be found on the rocky points of the islands and off Point Vernon with light leaders working the best when the water is clear. If you are after a few winter whiting a few late season winter whiting have been taken south of Round Island on bloodworm.

Sandy Straits:
Summer whiting catches in the straits were excellent over the full moon period; numbers will pick up again next week as we get closer to the new moon. Fishing at night brings the best results with fish to 40cm reported. Flathead are always a favourite this time of year working and the weed beds, creek mouths, drains, rocky points and mangrove fringes are a sure way to find a feed of flathead. Stand out lures have been Z-Man Minnows, curl-tails and the smaller Zerek Live Shrimps.

Andrew Chorley
Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing
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Matt Keyes with a good snapper caught on a charter with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing [Photo: Andrew Chorley]
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Phil with a big longtail caught in platypus bay on a charter with Hervey Bay fly and Sportfishing [Photo: Andrew Chorley]

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Re: Report 19/9/14

Post by subeditor » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:42 am

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