Report 4/3/16

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Report 4/3/16

Post by subeditor » Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:16 pm

After a little bit of rain to stir things up and get the upper reaches of a lot of the local systems flowing, the prawns are around in numbers and the fish have started to fire. There have been some good reports of barra being caught around the banks and snags towards the mouths of the creeks, live baits have been producing good numbers of bigger fish. With the number of prawn kicking around, the anglers casting lures around have had good success on smaller soft plastics and prawn imitations on everything from barra and jacks, to grunters and salmon. With all the different variations of prawn imitations on the market, it’s hard to go past the original favourite by DOA. The DOA shrimp is in many cases the perfect size and weight for casting around the snags and on the flats, with its excellent hook up rate, they have been accounting for a lot of barras.
There has been good reports of whiting lately with some nice fish schooling up along the beaches, specifically the northern beaches and down along Cungulla. Small yabbies are always a good bait, but if the tide doesn’t run out enough to expose the yabbie beds, small surface lures are an exciting and very effective way to target whiting. The stand out lure would have to be the Jackson EBI Panic, this small prawn imitation stick bait, with its life like feelers for extra action, and stinger assist hooks for improved hook up, they’re a great little lure.

During the recent small windows of lower winds, the few boats that have headed out to the shoals have reports football field sized bait schools full of small bait, loaded with long-tail and mac tunas, great fun for the sport fishers and light line enthusiasts. There have also been consistent reports of quality Cobia, find the bait and you will find the fish.

The weather is more than suitable to head offshore this weekend and into the bay for the smaller boats. Fishing closer to the reef edges during the day should produce some quality trouts, and out into the deeper waters at night time for the big reds. The wrecks on the shoals will be a great option during this weekend’s tides for a spot of sports fishing, jigging smaller knife jigs and the very productive Dogtooth Ika Jig, there have been plenty of large cobia and a variety of trevally species spotted on the wrecks recently.

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Have a great weekend
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Joshua had a great trip to the Hinchinbrook Channel landing this nice estuary cod.
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Jason had a great day on the water soaking a few live mullet in Doughboy creek when this fingermark took off with one of his baits.
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Brenda was excited to get her first Barra for the season on board.
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