Report Wed 6th Sept 06

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Report Wed 6th Sept 06

Post by Brad » Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:47 am

I have had quite a few reports over the last week of spotted mackerel being caught by anglers soaking pilchards around the bay islands. Peel has been one of the popular spots with some good quality specimens to 3kg being caught. Some anglers have even hooked them whilst casting soft plastics along the edge of the reef trying to target snapper. Similar reports have come from Mud and St. Helena islands as well.

There is still quality snapper to be caught around the bay islands and reefs with soft plastics definitely producing the majority of the fish.

No cobia reports have been forthcoming over the last week by anglers fishing the bay, however a few quality fish have been taken on the shallow reefs outside the bay, even by anglers floating down baits in pursuit of snapper.

Plenty of diver whiting have been reported with most of the banks producing results. The top end of the Rous Channel and Brown’s Gutter have been good options. The Banana and Pelican banks have produced well for anglers with quality fresh baits. Some anglers have even had good success on the Berkley Wriggler Worms and Sand Worms with the camo and natural colours working well.

A few school mackerel have been caught by anglers drifting pillies in the top end of the Rous Channel on the last of the run in tide.

Quite a few tailor are still being caught in that area as well as around the bay islands and all the way down to Cochiemudlo. Most have been taken on pillies but casting small poppers around the shallow reefs has also been productive in the early morning on a rising tide. Anglers have also done well whilst fishing from the rocks along the Redcliffe foreshore.

Flathead reports are filtering in from every creek and estuary in the area, and spending a few hours casting soft plastics whilst walking the edges of the banks or the mouth of a creek on a falling tide is a great way to spend some time. Land-based anglers can try spots such as the mouth of Lota Creek, Hayes Inlet, Pine River, The Wells, mouths of any canal developments and around the Nudgee Creek mouth.

A few crab reports have started to filter in with some anglers dropping a pot over the side whilst watching River Fire from their boats in the Brisbane River. Some stayed anchored all night and were surprised to find a big buck or two in their pots next morning. Reports have been scattered geographically but now is as good a time as any to have a go.

Reports of whaler sharks have filtered in from the bay and Brisbane River. Most have been under 10kg in weight but specific targeting will definitely result in larger captures.

May your bait be nervous.

Gordon Macdonald
Tackle Warehouse
Ph. 07 33986500

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