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Weekly Report 22 Apr 11

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:27 am
by Brad
The Lakes have been producing the odd bream on small hard body lures. Pallarenda’s rocky foreshore has been fishing particularly well for barra and queenfish with live baits working a treat. Great news is the trickle of reports of whiting starting to come in from the sand flats around Alva beach, Cungulla, Bushy & Taylor’s beach with live yabbies or peeled prawns the best bait. These fish are a great way to get your kids into fishing; they are great fighters on light line, can be handled without getting spiked and are exceptional on the dinner plate, just a great all round family fish. These areas have also seen the occasional flathead caught on soft plastics and lures.

Easter is usually a great time to chase a few mud crabs and this year should be no exception with plenty of good report recently. My tip would be to crab the flats around the top of the tide and work back into the deeper channels as the tide drops away. Morrissey and the Haughton have been fishing quite good lately with some nice barra and mangrove jacks taking live baits and lures however the live baits seem to be working slightly better in the area at the moment and with all the boat traffic over the Easter break this trend is likely to continue. The Northern creeks such as Saunders has been producing some red hot lure casting sessions with the might mangrove jack smashing lures left, right and centre.

Although it seems a little early in the year to chase mackerel with the best months to come there has been reports of some spotted mackerel and Spanish mackerel being caught. Cape Cleveland seems to be the place however the Spanish mackerel are on the smallish side around the 5 to 8kg mark. Trolled lure and baits both working with the Strada Tracker 160 probably the best of the lures. The shipping channel markers has been fishing quite well lately with some nice fingermark and queenfish being caught with the fingermark taking trolled deep diving lures and soft plastics and the queenfish smashing metal slices and poppers. In terms of the reef fishing the coral trout seem to be a little quite but still plenty to take home a feed. One little tip try using a bigger blade lure and soft plastics when the bit is a little quite as they can sometimes bring the fish back on the bit through aggression reactions rather than hunger and once you have one fish turned on the rest can’t help themselves.

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Danny Brooks