Report Mon 13th Nov 06

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Report Mon 13th Nov 06

Post by Brad » Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:16 am

Windy weather again this week has limited the opportunities for anglers to hit the water in Southern Queensland. Those who have ventured out have found the effort worthwhile in most cases, with decent catches reported from most areas.

A few cobia are still being caught in the northern end of the bay, with most falling for live baits drifted adjacent to the beacons. Some 20kg plus specimens have been taken along the ledges, with the Curtain Artificial and Bulwer Ledge being good spots to anchor on and live-bait at night.

A few longtails have been working the edge of the Pearl Channel, especially on the rising tide. The area between the M8 beacon and Middle Bank has also held a few schools of longtails and other pelagics such as mack tuna, mackerel and bonito.

Snapper are still being caught around Mud and Peel islands by anglers with soft plastics. The larger tides have been fishing best.

Drifting out a pillie whilst fishing around the bay islands will put you in with a good chance of catching a school mackerel. The Measured Mile beacons and most of the beacons in the northern bay are also worth a try.

The estuaries are still fishing well for flathead, with quality specimens being caught on both baits and lures along the edges of the banks on the falling tide.

Jacks are still being caught in the canals by anglers with live baits and artificial offerings. The darkened hours have fished best for those with live mullet, prawns and herring. The deeper holes in Raby Bay canals have produced jacks to 2.8kg over the last week, as well as a few good estuary cod and plenty of pike eels.

An occasional threadfin salmon have been taken in the Brisbane River with Steve Goodhew catching a 10kg specimen on a live mullet in the Colmslie area during the week. Fishing from the bank isn’t a disadvantage for the threadies, with plenty of anglers catching them while fishing from land-based platforms along the river. A few have been caught on soft plastics by anglers jigging from boats down towards the mouth of the river.

After the recent rains a few of the small gutters have had a bit of a flush and as a result there have been a few crabs around, especially in the deeper holes at the mouths of the creeks.

May your bait be nervous.

Gordon Macdonald
Tackle Warehouse
Ph. 07 33986500

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