Report 2/2/19

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Report 2/2/19

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:08 pm

January has come and gone, and apart from a 6 inch spotty i have seen nothing inside the bay which is quite disappointing. The water temp has gone to 82 and the water colour was disgusting with the big tides. As i write this the south easterly has finally come through and a little wetness, cant call it rain yet. Let's hope the water stays clear and there is a small drop in the water temp. The spottys have been caught outside so they are around, just need a trigger to come into the bay.

Even the schoolies had gone for quite for a while but they came on the bite again last week. Interesting with the big tides they were over on the western side of moreton island from the sand hills all the way up to Lucinda bay. They like clean water as well, but I managed to catch a few back in close this week.

The tiger squid have started and the whiting (thank heavens) are in plentiful supply throughout the bay. The reef fishing has been very good as well, with harrys fishing well for squire and snapper, as have been the shallow reefs around the bay islands with lots of sweetlip and squire around.

My good friend Doctor Land made his dream come true fishing for threadfin at the mouth of the Brisbane river, and by the size of the fish how could you not be excited? Over 110 cm is a fantastic catch, and he caught 4 so a good session. I was told by one of the pro fisherman thread fin have been pretty thick in the last few weeks around the area, so if you want to get a few live herring or large green prawns are the go.

Lets hope our next report says the spotties are in.


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Post by sperok » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:00 pm

Everyone waiting for the winds to ease so we can get out for a fish and judging by the bom and see breeze i cant tell if i am arthur or martha.bom says 20 plus knots predicted for sunday and see breeze showing 2 knots and dead calm conditions. i would suggest we all wait till late tommorow to see if any can agree or we just wait till sunday morning before deciding..

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Post by sperok » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:42 pm

Dead calm on the bay this morning till late in the arvo blowing close to 20 knots around 5 pm.plenty of whiting southern side of small boat channel and some nice tiger squid in the deeper weed banks.there are lots of tigers on the weed banks at Cowan reef close to shore all the way up every weed bank seems to have big tigers.plenty of bait everywhere no sign of spotties .managed two babies again today.a friend just told me this arfternoon lots of toad fish schools in the half tide gutter just before the maroom banks and balls of bait with tailor feeding..next we might see billfish eating the toads..who knows.
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Re: Report 2/2/19

Post by sperok » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:59 am

Might be a good idea when you get a chance to have a fish on the eastern side of green close to the drop off all along as the sweetlip are in large numbers and very good quality fish and wonderful eating as well ,couple of our friends that follow our reports sent me these wonderful photos ryann and brett ,thank you for letting me know ,i have to say have not seen this many sweetlip in the bay for a long time but no complaining from me its great to see the close islands full of fish.
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