Report Wed 3rd May 06

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Report Wed 3rd May 06

Post by Brad » Wed May 03, 2006 9:25 pm

The beach fishing has started to improve with reports coming in of quality catches from most of the eastern facing beaches of Moreton Island, and both North and South Stradbroke. The northern end of South Straddie has been a good spot for some quality tailor in the evenings. Many anglers are getting there by boat and anchoring at The Bedrooms and then walking across to the beach.

Tailor have been caught in limited numbers around many beaches and rock walls with the northern end of Moreton being another good place to fish. Anglers are spinning off the rocks around Cape Moreton for tailor as well as trevally and the odd juvenile kingie.

The Jumpinpin Bar has been a worthwhile spot for the occasional tailor, with small, scattered schools often showing up towards the top of the run-in tide. School mackerel have also been caught both inside and outside the bar during the day.

The area between the mouth of Swan Bay and down to the Pig Sties has produced a few good flathead for anglers drifting with baits of pillies and fillet strips.

The Kalinga Bank reach has produced some great bream and the occasional school jew for those fishing at night or early in the morning.

The bridge at Bribie has produced a few choppers at night with small pillies drifted around the lighted areas being a successful technique.

Plenty of tuna have been found along the front of Bribie with the area between 2nd and 4th lagoon being a good place to look. Slugs and flies have worked well.

Scarborough Reef has been producing plenty of average snapper, a few sweetlip and big estuary cod. Many of these cod have been unstoppable but a few to 4kg have been landed. One angler caught a nice snapper of 80cm in length here last week but decided to release it after taking a few photos for evidence.

The shipping channel between Tangalooma and Cowan is worth a look if you are after a few tuna. They have also been around in differing numbers at Lucinda Bay and the Rous and Rainbow Channels.

Whiting are still being caught in good numbers from most of the popular banks and gutters throughout the bay. Plenty have even been caught along the front of the Wynnum Esplanade and mouth of Lota Creek.

The areas around the bay islands are starting to get a little crowded on the weekends as anglers do their best to catch the elusive old man snapper. Those who get away from the crowds and fish with very fresh baits usually do better than the anglers who flock to popular areas.

May your bait be nervous.

Gordon Macdonald
Tackle Warehouse
Ph. 07 33986500

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