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Report Wed 7th June 06

Post by Brad » Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:13 am

Good numbers of bream have been caught in most of the estuaries and creek systems in the area, although there does not appear to be a lot of big fish amongst them. Most are in the 23cm to 27cm bracket, although specimens to over 35cm have been recorded on occasion. Baits and soft plastics seem to work well but a few anglers are also using small minnow lures with good results.

Scott’s Point at Scarborough is fishing well at night, especially on making tides when there is a westerly wind. Baits of pillie cubes, dough and raw chicken fillet all seem to be working well. A variety of small lures and flies are also well worthwhile using.

The fishing around the bay islands has been a little slow during the day due to clear water and small tides. Night sessions are definitely more productive and most anglers braving the cold have been getting a good feed. The Cleveland Ledge has been one of the good inshore areas but most of the bay islands, Harry Atkinson and rubble areas have fished well at night.

There has been plenty of bait around the Jumpinpin Bar and this has attracted trevally, tailor and other species such as mack tuna and school mackerel on the making tide. Good bream have been caught by anglers drifting baits around the deeper channels near the Timbers and also at Kalinga Bank and Crusoe Island. There are a few school jew at times as well, but they are far from a reliable thing.

There are good school flathead in the Pine River, with trolled minnow lures working well when worked along the edge of the flats on a falling tide. Plenty of diver whiting are on the shallow flats between The Hornibrook Bridge and Dohles Rocks.

A few good schools of tailor have been located along the front of Bribie Island and also at the mouth of the Pumicestone Passage, just south of the tripod beacon.

Plenty of whiting have been caught from most banks in the bay and also in the Pumicestone Passage. The area around the Avon wreck and the mouth of Elimbah Creek has been worth a try on the first few hours of the making tide. Live worms or yabbies are the best baits.

Squid are starting to show up with those anglers casting the classic prawn-shaped squid jigs getting a few from most of the jetties and bridges at night. The Manly Jetty produced a few during the week but you had to really work for them.

May your bait be nervous.

Gordon Macdonald
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