Report 23/7/15

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Report 23/7/15

Post by subeditor » Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:52 am

This weekend is shaping up to be the one we have been waiting for, light winds and good fishing conditions have been few and far between over the last month so get out there and make the most of it, small windows of opportunity have meant unless you were ready and able to go you probably missed out. Here is what we’ve heard over the last week or so , Mackerel were sited around the 40km mark offshore so they should have enough good weather to venture closer to the coast in the next ten days look for them at Flat and perforated, south to The pinnicles , as well as the closer islands Outer rock and Barren island around Sunday, live yellow tail or slimies will be the best baits but you will catch plenty on trolled baits such as sauries and ribbon fish which have been in the bay over the last week , if you can’t rig these up the best option is trolled lures and one of the best is the saurie pattern from Samiki these will and do catch fish try one .

Corio bay. Is producing some nice flathead and as is the case every year they are toward the front of the bay take care venturing down there for the first time and if you can follow someone who knows the way, it’s a good option you can then map the path on your gps and save it as a route to be used to come home, you can navigate the creek at low tide but you will be getting out to push over at least three sand bars , driving around on high tide is recommended. A quick tip allow at least three hours for the low tide at the Corbetts ramp so if low at yeppoon is 3pm it will be 6 pm up at the top landing, the bonus has been the size of the whiting being caught some down around deep and middle rocks have been in the high 30s with some going into the 40s they are elbow slappers. Best baits have been squid strips, and small prawns , as well as the good old yabbie or nipper .

Fitzroy river . With amount of boat traffic going up and down the river last weekend you would have thought you were in Sydney harbor, usually when the boats are driving around its because they are looking not catching and that might have been the case with a couple of reports of grunter at devil’s elbow and still a few king salmon being caught up in town reaches but from most reports the wind had put the fish well and truly down, this weekend with warmer conditions and better tides should see a vast improvement in catch rates in the river but with the weather reported to be so good most boats may venture further afield.

Port Alma. This week has been very quiet with the wind up it makes it a hard place to fish and when that wind blows onto the boat ramp it can be a challenge to launch and retrieve the boat, this weekend will be a different story with Port alma being the gateway to the more southern island namely Hummocky expect plenty of trailers at the car park this week end as people take advantage of the conditions there will be plenty of fish on offer and you will have to be early to get the good spots , you can only fish so many boats on the cape Capricorn wreck.

No matter what you have planned for this weekend cancel it and go fishing somewhere there will be plenty of time to build that pergola or do that garden bed when the wind is blowing again and after the last month there is no excuse to not have racked up enough brownie points to cover you for at least two trips catch ya.

Barra Jacks
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