Report 15/7/15

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 15/7/15

Post by Nicole Penfold » Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:00 pm

Some cold winter weather has set in this week this should stir up the winter species with bream, tailor,jew and snapper being great target species over the cooler weather. This weekend we will still have big tides from the recent New moon so the local reefs and flats along Fraser Island will be good options

In the Burrum bream have been found at black bank, the boat ramps along with the mid reaches of the river. Whiting can be found on the beaches out there with live blood worms doing well. Out wider snapper, golden trevally,school mackerel and cod can be found on the Burrum 8 mile.

Wide Grounds
The wide grounds prove to be fruitful for those willing to travel the distance. Coral trout,snapper,sweetlip and trevally have been reported from the southern gutters and 25 fathom hole with a great mixed bag coming from outside break sea spit.

Local Reefs
On the local reefs snapper have been a great target species for many locals, fishing with lightly rigged baits on the tide change has got the results. Cod, golden trevally and blackall have made up other captures. Squid can be found around the local islands with fishing around the low tide with squid jigs being the most productive.

Urangan Pier
Off the Urangan Pier good longtail tuna have been reported taking live baits under a balloon has been effective. Other captures have been golden trevally,school mackerel and mac tuna. Bream have also been in abundance and should be in good numbers over the big tides.

Sandy Straits
In the straits we often see the best catches of Summer whiting or Sand whiting in winter. Winter can be great for larger fish with fishing at night being more effective if you are willing to put in the effort. Good reports of sand whiting have come from the western flats of Fraser Island, turkey straits and Booral flats. Flathead have also been reported from around the mouth of the Mary river, the flats of Fraser Island and around the mangrove fringes of Turkey Straits.

Platypus Bay
In Platypus Bay a few snapper have been found towards Rooneys Point with some solid longtail tuna also about taking soft plastics deeper in the water column. Trevally, grunter,school mackerel,bonito and mac tuna have also been about on the reefs in Platypus Bay.

Andrew Chorley
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