Report Wed 11th Oct 06

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Report Wed 11th Oct 06

Post by Brad » Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:21 am

Not much to report this week with similar results to last week.

There have been plenty of flathead, whiting and an occasional quality bream in the estuaries for anglers with baits. A few flathead are being taken on micro lures for those trolling the edges of the banks.

An occasional decent haul of quality mud crabs have been taken, mainly by anglers who make an effort to set their pots in out of the way places, especially at night.

Quite a few estuary cod and an occasional jack have been caught around the rock bars in creeks such as Glasshouse Mountain and along the rock walls in the canals. Live prawns have been best. Bream, trevally and a few other species have also been taken.

Decent schools of mack tuna have been located in the top end of the bay but they are mainly eating miniscule bait and have been hard to tempt most of the time.

A good longtail around 15kg was caught by an angler trolling a lure from his paddle ski somewhere out from Scarborough Reef. I believe the lure was a Storm Thunderstick. A few good snapper were also caught from this area, mainly on plastics and fresh baits.

A 22kg cobia came from the Curtain Artificial during the week, on a live grinner.

Plenty of flathead, mainly school specimens between 35cm and 55cm, are being caught by anglers wading and casting lures around the Hornibrook Highway Bridge area.

A few squid are being caught around the weed beds near Goat Island.

The Brisbane River has been a little quiet due to dirty water caused by upriver dredging, but live prawns are still producing a few good snapper when drifted close to the bottom with a minimum of weight. Some anglers are also getting results on plastics.

Decent numbers of sand crabs are still being caught around the mouth of the Brisbane River and the contours around the bay islands.

If you like to target sharks then the next few weeks will see them very active around the bay islands, especially if the warm weather continues.

May your bait be nervous.

Gordon Macdonald
Tackle Warehouse
Ph. 07 33986500

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