Report 03/10/14

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Report 03/10/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:34 am

With some relatively good weather hanging around of late there have been plenty of good options to wet a line, whether it’s out in the boat or land based. Spring time has to be one of the better times of year to head up some of the local creeks.

The Barra are firing up with the warmer weather and starting to feed a lot harder, which is a great thing for those avid lure fishermen with all forms having success. Soft plastics and vibes in the deeper sections of the creeks, working snags and drop offs have been producing the odd nice sized barra, along with some of the better bi catch including grunter, threadfin salmon and smaller fingermark. In these same areas trolling deeper and mid running lures is a good alternative. Having a selection of lures out in different profiles is an excellent way to work out what and how the Barra are feeding on the day.

There have also been numerous reports of some very good flathead around the 70cm mark getting caught in the creeks. Small suspending lures would have to be a good go when targeting flathead around shallow sand bars and snags. The new Strada Zeus is a proven success in this situation, just as one example. In the same ‘zones’ don’t be surprised to find the odd mangrove jack lurking about, especially if there is plenty of small prawn in the area.

Out in the bay there have been plenty of smaller fingermark and grunters getting caught. The odd grey mackerel has also started to show up, well worth having that floating pilchard out. There have also been plenty of bar-cheek trouts around the islands which always love going after blades and soft plastics.

SUGGESTED SPOTS THIS WEEKEND
Unfortunately the winds will be up slightly this weekend (typical just in time for the long weekend) but given the time of year, it’s a great opportunity to head down to the local creeks, both north and south, with optimal tides to match, a good amount of run to get the bait moving. Work lures around pressure points and eddies for barras and jacks. For the bait fishermen, concentrate around the creek mouths as there should be plenty of bait getting around along with a good variety of species, including salmon, trevally, grunter and barra.

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Re: Report 03/10/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:34 am

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