Missed Report Wed 22nd Mar 06

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Missed Report Wed 22nd Mar 06

Post by Brad » Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:14 am

Not a lot to report this week due to the weather, which has been less than ordinary. The only action over the last week has been in the estuaries and rivers where anglers are getting a variety of species.

The mud crabs have been worth chasing with good numbers being caught in the deeper holes around the mouths of the rivers. I spoke to one angler during the week, who was walking his dog down near the mouth of Lota Creek at Manly and found a nice buck mud crab of 17cm across the shell in a small hole with about a foot of water in it. He went home, got a bucket and landing net and had a nice crab dinner.

There are still a few prawns around in the creeks but the better hauls have come from the flats in the Deception Bay and Nudgee Creek areas.

A few good whiting have been caught from the bank at the mouth of the Bribie Island Canals, directly opposite the Spinnaker Sound Marina. You can pump yabbies here in the sand along the edge of the canal at low tide. A few bream, grunter and flathead have also been caught at this spot and several other areas along the mouth of the Pumicestone Passage.

A few anglers I know have been catching good numbers of river whalers in the 4kg to 10kg bracket while using live mullet and catfish for bait around the lights of the bridges and freeway in the city reaches at night.

Most of the canals would be worth a fish at night with live baits. Fishing the deeper holes and any rock bars and eddies should produce species such as jacks, estuary cod, trevally and bream.

A few squid have been caught from the Wellington Point Jetty at night but they have been far from numerous.

May your bait be nervous.

Gordon Macdonald
Tackle Warehouse
Ph. 07 33986500

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