Weekly Report 7 Sep 07

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Weekly Report 7 Sep 07

Post by Brad » Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:13 am

Not a lot of reports have filtered in over the last week, due to the high winds and squally rain. A few hardy anglers have been out and they have reported decent results in some cases, with the Brisbane River being one area producing quality fish. Several salmon have been reported this week however anglers are reluctant to disclose the exact vicinity of their success. Both soft plastics and live baits have produced the goods with some fish being taken from the bank, right up in the city reaches.

A few snapper have also been reported from the river, mainly down current of the Gateway Bridge. Clara’s Rocks and the refinery reach have both produced quality snapper to over 2kg with the best fish reported to me going 4.1kg. An occasional grunter has been tempted with plastics, as well as some larger bream. Live baits fished around the beacons have produced several large longtails over recent weeks and an occasional cobia. Would be definitely worth a shot when conditions improve.

A few squid have been taken from the public jetty at Manly Harbour, mainly on pillies on squid jags fished below a float at night. The classic prawn-style squid jig has also been worth using. Unweighted frogmouth pillies fished around the edge of the light at night have produced an occasional legal tailor. Scarborough reef has been a good spot for quality bream and an occasional snapper for anglers fishing baits at night. The plastics fishermen have also been doing well of late, mainly early morning. Snapper to over 5kg have been reported by anglers using plastics.

A plethora of species have been caught in the channel leading in from the Jumpinpin Bar area. Tailor have been fairly plentiful at times, mainly on the early morning rising tides for anglers drifting pillies and frogmouth pillies. Quite a few flathead have been caught on lures around the banks at Jumpinpin, especially around Slipping Sands, The Aldershots, Whalleys Gutter and Mckenzies Channel.

Bait fishing has been good for bream and a few other species with the night sessions producing best results. Not a lot of other reports this week, hopefully the weather will improve and we will be able to get out amongst them next week. May your bait be nervous. Gordon Macdonald.

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