Report 02/10/14

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Report 02/10/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:59 am

Finally a break in the weather has allowed some holiday makers and locals to make the most of our beautiful bay. The fishing has been much hit and miss and now with small tides things have been a little slower. Fishing the estuaries has been the most productive along with the wide reefs.

Burrum
The Burrum has seen a few good mud crabs this past week but as the tides drop away they will be a little harder to find. Whiting have been coming in off the beaches and there has been good flathead between the ramps. The burrum 8 mile has had a few school mackerel about with metal spoons working a treat when trying to locate the schools.

Wide Grounds
The wide grounds have been producing the usual species with a few trout coming on the chew as the water temps rise. Sweetlip have also been active taking squid baits along with soft plastics. Tunas have been active out wide with yellowfin,longtails and mac tuna in the mix. A few Spanish mackerel have also been taken out wide with trolled hardbodies working well.

Platypus Bay
Platypus Bay has been very quiet of late as we see a transition period between the cooler and warmer months. A few mac tuna schools can be found for the sport fisherman but you will need to use small offerings to tempt them as the bait is tiny at present. Trevally can be found on a few reefs but have also been hard to tempt.

Local Reefs
The local reef scene has begun to warm up with a few reports of sweetlip and blue parrot coming in. School mackerel have also made an appearance on some of the reefs off Point Vernon and on the beacons. Generally the early fish are of good size and are not bad on the table if iced down fresh.

Sandy Straits
The Mary System has been fishing well over the past month with plenty of variety on offer, big flathead can be caught around the heads with lightly rigged soft plastics working the best.Further up the system salmon can be found working the herring schools along with a few barra in the snags. In the Straits the flats continue to fish well for flathead and whiting with some nice cod,blackall,jew and parrot coming from the ledges.

Andrew Chorley
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Zane Levett from Sydney with a solid longtail tuna caught at Moon Point with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing. Photo: Andrew Chorley
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Shane Percy with a nice golden trevally caught with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing. Photo: Andrew Chorley

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Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:00 am

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