Report 26/7/19

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Report 26/7/19

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:46 am

A cold run of weather has seen a lot of winter species on the chew throughout June and July, both creeks and offshore have been productive for those anglers willing to braving the elements.

The Pioneer River has been popular with catches of Whiting, Bream and Flathead. Night sessions opposite the boat ramp and around Cullen Island have produced large Winter Whiting using worms, lobbies and peeled prawns. The upper reaches of the River around Foulden and the Old Hospital bridge have had bait fishos with good quality Grunter and huge Queenies smashing live baits and lures around the rocks near the Ron Camm bridge. Lure Enthusiast working Poppers, Stick baits and Vibes around the beacons at the mouth have been tied up to huge metre plus Queenies and still the odd Barra menacing lures.

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Constance, Murray and Mathers all reported numbers of huge Silver and Black Bream around the building tides. Strips of ribbonfish, mullet and gar proving best baits with the odd Grunter, Blue Salmon and Mangrove Jack being caught. The shallow sand flats at the mouth of Murray and Mathers have been teeming with schools of Flathead. Small hardbodies trolled along the flats or casting 3-4” paddle and curl tails have accounted for some big fish.

Rocky Dam, Plane and Boundary creeks have seen their usual run of winter fish. The gravel beds at the mouth of Rocky dam and Boundary around the full moon saw large numbers of big Grunter and Blue Salmon caught on strip baits and large green prawns. The deep holes in Sandfly creek and the King hole in Boundary had Vibe fanatics battling huge King Salmon and Finger mark around the neap tides. Whilst anglers live baiting the rock bars in Plane creek still producing solid Mangrove Jack.

Offshore anglers finally had a window of opportunity with a couple days of good weather, the outer reefs such as Coles, Credlin, Chauvel and Kindermah all fired with quality catches of Coral Trout, Red Throat Emperor and Tusk fish. Deep gutters off the reef saw an assortment of Red Emperor, Nannygai, Sweet lip, Spangled Emperor and small 10-15kg Spanish Mackerel in large numbers.
The Shipping Channel was another hot spot with reported catches of Red Emperor, Nannygai and loads of Spanish Mackerel. The Southern sector of the channel around Snare and Double Island had mixed catches of Grunter, Snapper, Black Jew and large Grassy Sweet lip.

In shore anglers targeting Spanish Mackerel have been rewarded with quality fish. Floating Ribbon fish, Gar, Pilchard and Slimy Mackerel or trolling X-rap 30, Halco Laser Pros 190 and Ribbon Fish. Hot spots have been Flat Top, Round Top, and Slade Islands along with the North and South Overfalls.

Tackle World Mackay
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Mackay, QLD
Ph: (07) 4957 2145
www.tackleworldmackay.com.au

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