Report 22/7/16

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Report 22/7/16

Post by subeditor » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:42 am

The warmer weather has moved in this week and the fishing is heating up too.

In the dams Moogerah and Maroon seem to have responded well to the warmer weather.

The bass are still schooling along the drop offs to the old riverbed in Moogerah and better quality fish are coming from the timbered areas. If you want to target these bass on lures try using ones that will get deep like soft plastics, Jackall Masks or Tns and the Hot Bite Tail Spinners have been producing consistent results.

If you are fishing with kids or just want to have a fun day try using baits of worms and fish near the weed beds, as the silver perch seem to be on the chew at the moment. Small floats can help if fishing with kids but not needed.

Maroon Dam has also seen a few anglers catching some quality bass and yellowbelly. Early morning sessions with surface lures like the Megabass Dying Fish or Soft Shell Cicadas have been deadly.

Kayak anglers seem to be favoring Maroon at the moment as you don’t have to paddle to far from the boat ramp to catch quality fish and kayaks can allow you to access areas where the weed would stop a boat getting through.

As the day gets on switch to soft plastics that resemble shrimp or yabbies’ like the Jackall Cover Craw or Atomic Prong. Rig with a weed less hook to get as close to the weed beds as possible without getting fouled up each cast.

Tailor have moved into the beaches off the Gold Coast and both North and South Stradbroke Island. Beach goers have been getting stuck into the tailor casting baits of pilchards into the gutters. Tailor are very aggressive and will also take lures like surface stick-baits or metal slugs.

If hitting the bay the squire and jewfish are still in good numbers in the southern bay and off the artificial reefs near Peel Island. Small soft plastics fished on light jig heads are scoring well in the shallows with cubes of pilchards or strips of squid accounting for a few on the deeper reefs.
I hope everyone can get out there this weekend and get stuck into them.

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