Report 29/4/16

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Report 29/4/16

Post by subeditor » Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:58 am

With the wind forecasted to ease off by the long weekend it should open up a few options for the anglers out there.

The exposed beaches off the Gold Coast and Bribie Island are fishing well at the moment for bream, whiting and dart. With the calmer winds this weekend it might be a great time to take the kids to the beaches.

Perfect spots to start are the beaches south of the Sand Pumping Jetty down the Gold Coast or Narrow Neck. The gutters are not very far out at the moment so you don’t need to cast very far.

Best baits by far are pieces sand worms rigged on a long shank hook or whole pippies. For added attractant try add a small piece of red tubing or bead in front of your hook.

The cooler weather also brings on the schooling behaviour for the bass in the dams. Wivenhoe and Somerset are great dams to head to if you have a boat.
A sounder will help locate the schools but you can also find them by trolling deep diving lures around. Smak deep divers and the OSP Blitz lures are great for locating bass as they have a good action and will get to the desired depth.
Once the schools are found you can work vibes, ice jigs or plastics vertically to remain in strike zone. Baits of live shrimp or worms are also good for those with young kids but be prepared to catch a few cat fish.

Fro those heading south on holidays the headlands south of the Tweed River are offering great tailor sessions. Tailor have begun their northern migration a little early this year it seems and are there in numbers with some quality fish being caught too.

Tailor are extremely aggressive and will take a wide range of lures and baits but the most productive off the rocky headlands seems to be throwing metal slugs or casting out the humble pilchard.
One customer recently had very good success casting whole poddy mullet out with a single hook through the nose and slow winding it back in to keep it near the bottom. Granted this rig was for targeting jew fish but the tailor took a liking to it and she landed 2 large green backs and lost a few more in a short period of time.
I hope everyone can get out there and make the most of the long weekend.

Matthew Osley.

Charlton's Fishing
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18 Kerwick St, Redbank Q 4301
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