Report 23/09/14

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Report 23/09/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:34 am

Mixed weather has brought mixed results this week with the fishing starting to heat up as we move into our warmer months. Land based options have been popular as always during the school holiday break with the Pier fishing well at present. If you’re fishing the bay reef fish have begun to fire up on our inshore reefs and will be worth a look this week.

Burrum
The Burrum has been a great place to hide out of the wind on those windy days, flathead have been biting well between the ramps with live baits working the best. If you are after a feed of whiting try the flats around the mangrove islands and black bank on the flood tide. If you are after some sport try working the snags with lures in the mid and upper reaches for jacks and barra and the holes for salmon, trevally and tarpon.

Wide Grounds
Again limited reports have been coming in from the wide grounds due to weather but expect coral trout, sweetlip, hussar, parrot, snapper and cod to be on the chew if you head out to areas like the southern gutters and the 25 fathom hole.

Platypus Bay
Up the island schools of mac tuna have begun to move in along with an increase in bird activity. I have also noticed flying fish starting to move in also and with the water temp getting close to 22 c it is time to start thinking about marlin and our pelagics. The water is looking like a great colour up there and with little black marlin being caught outside it won’t be long before they show up. For bait fisho’s a few scarlets have been about along with parrot and blackall.

Inshore reefs
Local anglers have already been targeting blue parrot this season and some good captures have been made. Blue parrot or “ blueys “ mainly feed on crustaceans and live crabs are the go to bait. Please be careful when collecting crabs that you get the right species or you could end up with a fine if you take the wrong species. Other species that have been reported are blackall, sweetlip,parrot and golden trevally.

Sandy Straits
The straits have been on fire for those chasing a feed of whiting, fathead have also been on offer with anglers enjoying some great fishing for them on soft plastics. If you are after a feed of reef fish a few nice cod and sweetlip have been taken on the ledges. In the Mary river system barra have begun to be active with salmon also about taking live baits and lures. If you are after a feed of mud crabs taking the pots will also be a great idea.

Andrew Chorley
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Ralph with a coral trout from Platypus Bay caught with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing. Photo: Andrew Chorley
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Errol with a nice golden trevally caught on a recent charter with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing. Photo: Andrew Chorley

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Re: Report 23/09/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:35 am

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