Report 27th Oct 05

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Report 27th Oct 05

Post by Brad » Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:44 am

Quite a few quality cobia have been caught around the shipping channel beacons in the north-west channel. One angler had a school swim up to the boat just after he pulled up and managed to land four between 15kg and 25kg, which was a top effort. Large live baits are the way to go, however they can occasionally be caught on dead yakkas and slimies.

There are plenty of flathead throughout all the estuarine systems and anglers have had no trouble tempting them on minnow lures, soft plastics, clouser flies and baits. Most have been school flathead to around 55cm but the occasional quality one shows up, usually in the deeper holes in the less accessible creeks.

A few good squire and snapper were caught throughout the bay this week with areas such as the Myora Light, Paddock Reef, Harry Atkinson, Peel Reef and Curtain Artificial all producing fish over 5kg. Mud has been a good option if you want to fish a few soft plastics. Night trips will definitely be more productive.

Surface feeding school mackerel have been located in many corners of the bay but the shipping channels and Middle Bank would have to be the more consistent spots. The area between the Harry Atkinson and Lucinda Bay is also worth a look on the run in tide.

Plenty of tuna and bonito have been found surface feeding at a variety of locations and anglers have been catching a few on high-speed chrome slugs. Soft plastics such as small stick baits, curl-tails and shads have also worked and have occasionally out-fished metals.

Sand whiting have been fairly prevalent along the foreshores at Redcliffe and Scarborough. Flathead, bream and a few pike have been a welcome by-catch.

Whiting have also been taken by anglers fishing with worms, from the banks around Dohles Rocks. The area between Dohles Rocks and the Hornibrook Bridge has produced whiting, bream and good numbers of school flathead.

A few mud crabs have started to show up around the estuaries, creeks and rivers. Burpengary Creek, the Caboolture River and Logan River are highly recommended for good bucks at present. Quite a few have also been caught in the Brisbane River up towards Southbank. Dropping a pot along the ledge will usually produce the goods if left overnight.

May your bait be nervous.

Gordon Macdonald
Tackle Warehouse
Ph. 07 33986500

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