Weekly Report 20 Sep 08

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Weekly Report 20 Sep 08

Post by Brad » Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:12 pm

Many local anglers enjoyed a good burst of fishing running up to last Monday’s full moon. The bite was not restricted to any particular area or species with good reports from impoundments, estuary and offshore. Most boaties fishing on the wider reefs and around the islands had good mixed catches of reef fish. The common catches were snapper, red emperor, sweet lip, parrot and even the off reef jack. There has also been a scattering of both yellow-tail and black king around wrecks such as the Althea and Karma. Inshore reefs have picked up a little trumpeter, sweet lip, trevally, cod and some school mackeral. The schoolies were thickest off Burrum Heads but have been reported at Woodgate, Palm Beach, the Nursery and off Littabella. While most were taken on drifted pillies, some schools were feeding well enough to cast metal slugs and spoons into.

Estuaries have been better but still a little hit and miss. Flathead were the main for the past week with the lower reaches and entrances producing the best fish. Traditionally, September and October produce many flathead on pink lures. Estuary Cod and mangrove jacks are starting to move with quiet a few being taken over the past week. Night fishing for the Jacks with strip baits has produced more than daytime lures, but this will change as the water warms more. Muddies and prawns are also picking up with a handful of angler scoring up to 6 legal crabs a set. Prawns are still in small schools and can be hard to find, but are good size when you can find them. Monduran awoke last weekend with most anglers hooking some great barra, the bite has continued for most of the week and their taste has been widespread from small hard body lures to plastics. Barra have been taken in the shallows (under 60cm) through the day but many have also been taken on slow-worked lures and plastics at night. From the mayhem the most popular lures and colours have been F18, F18 minis and Classics in either gold bleeding mullet or grey ghost, B52’s in gold and lighter coloured 5 – 6 inch soft plastics. The Soft plastics need to have plenty of tail action at slow speed and we have found that modifying both the weight and tail angle greatly increase your results. If you want to see how to do this, just drop in to the shop and ask us to show you.
Hope to see you on the water soon.
Cheers … The Staff at Tackleworld Bundaberg

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