Report Wed 23rd Aug 06

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Report Wed 23rd Aug 06

Post by Brad » Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:07 am

Not a lot of new reports this week, although the fishing seems to be quite good everywhere. A few scattered schools of small pelagics such as frigates, mack tuna and bonito have been located throughout the bay with areas such as Comboyuro, Rainbow Channel, Rous Channel and eastern end of the Pearl Channel all producing fish on the rising tide. Small chrome slices are sometimes producing results but flies seem to be a better producer.

The occasional school of longtails has been located throughout the bay with the southern end around Peel being a good place to try. The area between Peel and the Naval Reserve Banks is definitely worth a look, however the longtails are often hard to tempt with chrome slugs. Some anglers have had success on small Eyes Flyes and soft plastics.

Nothing much has changed around the Jumpinpin area, with numbers of flathead still being taken throughout the system. A few better quality bream have been caught down around the Kalinga Bank and Pig Styes areas by anglers drifting baits. An occasional trevally and quality tailor has also been caught but as yet the mulloway have been exceptionally quite.

Scarborough Reef has been a popular area lately with quality snapper being taken on plastics during the day and into the evening. The shallow areas have produced some excellent quality snapper on baits in the evenings but anglers will have to be exceptionally quiet for good results.

I know a few anglers who tried for cobia on the weekend but didn’t have any success. It is worth a try though whenever you are out on the water in the northern bay as they are great fighters and excellent table fare.

The Curtain Artificial Reef has been producing the odd snapper for anglers fishing at night with quality fresh baits.

Whiting have been around in decent numbers but the average size in the bay has been a little disappointing. Plenty of elbow-slappers have been caught up in the estuaries at times with the flats at the mouths of the creeks being worth a try in the early mornings and at night. Live worms and thin strips of squid have been the best offerings.

May your bait be nervous.

Gordon Macdonald
Tackle Warehouse
Ph. 07 33986500

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