Report 8/12/14

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Report 8/12/14

Post by subeditor » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:45 am

Another week of persistent northerlies has frustrated anglers hopefully there is change on the way allowing anglers to access the Bay with ease. The creeks have been the only place to find shelter and with the humid conditions mangrove jacks have been the most popular target.

Burrum
The Burrum has been a great place to escape the winds with mangrove jacks being a favourite species to target, casting zerek prawns, rapala x raps and z man 4 inch swimmerz have been getting the bites. For the bait fisho’s a live mullet or herring has been getting the job done on the jacks. In the deep holes tarpon, trevally and queenfish have been taking soft plastics and soft vibes.

Local Reefs
On the local reefs grass sweetlip, blackall, blue parrot and cod have been the main targets with cut baits doing well on the sweetlip. As usual live crabs have been doing the trick on the blue parrot with early starts at dawn a must. Lure anglers have been doing well on big golden trevally jigging micro jigs and plastics over reefs like the outer banks, the Arty and around the beacons. A few mac tuna can also be found locally as they work the bait in the shipping channels.

Urangan Pier
The Urangan Pier has seen some catches of queenfish and golden trevally out towards the end on live baits, the first channel has been fairly consistent on the whiting as they fed well on the full moon, I would expect numbers to drop away as the tides drop but fishing at night will increase your chances. The beaches have been much the same for the whiting with live blood worms doing well.

Platypus Bay
Platypus Bay has been very hit and miss of late, most surface activity has headed wide with very few schools of mackerel and tuna being found inside Rooney’s point. I expect over the neaps that the bait will move back in closer along with the mackerel and tuna schools. On the reefs things have been tough also with the odd grunter, golden trevally and queenfish reported.

Sandy Straits
The straits have fished well for bread and butter species like grunter, whiting and flathead. For those who are willing to put up with the sand flies the creeks of the island have been producing some great jack fishing. Mullet strips fished on the run out tide has been the most effective as the jacks move out of the mangroves. Some nice cod have been coming from the ledges along with a few blackall. Threadfin salmon have been on the move with the recent rains as move down from the upper reaches. Mud crabs will also be a great target, taking a few crab pots should be worth your while.

Andrew Chorley
Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing
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Henk Booysen with a black marlin caught on fly with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing.
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Jayden Ferone with a big golden trevally caught fishing with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing.
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Re: Report 8/12/14

Post by subeditor » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:46 am

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