Report Wed 6th Dec 06

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Report Wed 6th Dec 06

Post by Brad » Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:32 am

Not a lot of reports due to menacing winds which have prevented any sane anglers from venturing too far out into the bay for much of the week. The estuaries have been fishing fairly well though, with good numbers of flathead being caught right throughout most systems.

The mouth of Elimbah Creek has fished well for flathead on the falling tide for anglers with fresh baits drifted along the end of the main channel. Whiting and quality bream have also been fairly abundant but fresh yabbies or worms have been the key to success.

Whiting have been caught on most of the flats towards the top of the tide with the area around the Avon Wreck being one good place to try.

The mouth of the canals at Pacific Harbour have been producing a few bream, flathead, grunter and trevally. Fishing at night is best but also expect to catch a few rays and shovelnoses.

The Caboolture River has fished well over recent weeks also, with bream and flathead being the main catch. Setting a few crab pots overnight will almost ensure you a few muddies.

The Jumpinpin area has fished well for bream, flathead and whiting with the Slipping Sands area producing a few good catches of whiting for those who go to the effort to obtain live worms or yabbies.

Along Kalinga Bank and in the passage leading out to the Jumpinpin Bar has produced a few quality flathead with a 92cm specimen being caught on a Powerbait Mullet jigged along on the rising tide. An occasional tailor is still being caught on drifted pillies in the evenings but most have been just legal.

The Aldershots have also produced a few big flathead over 70cm for anglers trolling very shallow diving lures.

Most of the deeper holes, especially those in Tiger Mullet Channel, are producing quality bream at night, mainly on fresh baits. Trevally and the occasional mangrove jack and estuary cod are being caught on live baits in the deeper holes if you can keep the pike eels off your baits.

The Brisbane River has been fishing reasonably well considering the water clarity, with a few squire and big bream being caught at Clara’s Rocks on soft plastics and live prawns.

The area around the Gateway Bridge has also produced an occasional decent squire on baits and there was an 8kg threadfin salmon caught there on a live mullet late last week, just before the big storms.

May your bait be nervous.

Gordon Macdonald
Tackle Warehouse
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