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Report 22/08/14

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:38 am
by Nicole Penfold
The latest reports are still focusing on the vast number of tailor still being encountered on the beaches off the Gold Coast, in the Seaway and up the exposed beaches of South and North Stradbroke Island. These Tailor are being caught on baits of pilchards or strip baits of bonito or mullet. When the tailor are close in on the northern gutters near the pumping jetty lures can be more productive than baits and casting Raiders or heavy lures like the Rapala Casting range can be a lot of fun.

With that last lot of rain and the warmer weather Maroon Dam has sparked into action. As there is an abundance of backside vegetation present in Maroon dam the most productive way to fish them is from a kayak, canoe or boat. Light spinning or baitcaster gear is fine with a 4-10lb rod and 8lb braided line being optimum for casting small lures.

There are a number of different lures that can be used at this time of year. If you are willing to rise before the sun surface lures like the Tiemco Soft Shell Cicada, Megabass Dog X and Luckycraft Sammy 65 are consistent performers in the dam. These lures cast as close to the backside vegetation or weed beds can lead to some explosive strikes and heart stopping fishing. Later in the day jerk baits like the Daiwa Double Clutch or Imakatsu Dilemma will get into the strike zone and hopefully attract the attention of a hard hitting bass or yellow belly.

Bait fishing can be done from the bank using worms and shrimp but there is abundance of spangled perch at the moment which will beat the bass to the baits nearly every time. They will however keep kids entertained for hours.

Flathead seem to be dominating reports from the Jumpin Pin and Jacobs Well area. working soft plastics around the drop offs on the run out tide will be the most productive method. Trolling lures like the Ecogear SX60's or Jackall Soul shad in chartuse is also a great method for covering a lot of ground and finding larger specimens.

With the wind up again this weekend I hope everyone can get our of it somewhere and wet a line.

Charlton's Fishing
07 3818 1677
Bremer River Bass caught on the Ecogear ZX40 (non-tidal waters).

Re: Report 22/08/14

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:39 am
by Nicole Penfold
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