Report 21st June 06

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Report 21st June 06

Post by Brad » Thu Jun 22, 2006 2:56 am

I had a nice photo emailed to me during the week of a 28kg jew caught near Peel Island by an angler targeting snapper. There have been a few caught in this area lately but that is the largest I have heard of. A few quality snapper, better than 6kg, have been caught by anglers fishing at night along the edges of the prominent reef and also the rubble grounds surrounding the houseboat wreck.

Drifting pillies around the front of Green Island and St. Helena Island has produced a few quality tailor to 2kg and the odd school mackerel. Snapper have been caught on plastics, with the best results coming at night.

There has been quite a few flathead caught from the bank around the Dohles Rocks area with both baits and soft plastics producing the goods. The area between Dohles Rocks and the Hornibrook Bridge is worth a troll with small minnow lures for school flathead and the occasional bream.

The Brisbane River has been fishing well for anglers jigging plastics along the prominent contours and deeper holes. The major catch has been snapper but estuary cod, bream and the occasional threadfin salmon have been caught as well. Live baits fished further up the river have produced a few threadfin as well, with specimens to 15kg being landed.

Plenty of flathead are to be caught in the Jumpinpin area with anglers getting results trolling minnow lures along the edges of the banks on a falling tide and also by drifting baits in the deeper channels during the run in tide. A few tailor have been caught around the bar on drifted pillies and metal slugs cast into surface boils. Bream have been caught between the bar and Kalinga Bank on whitebait drifted close to the bottom. An occasional jew has been reported but they appear to be few and far between for the amount of effort being exerted by anglers targeting them.

The eastern beaches of North Stradbroke and Moreton have produced some great tailor to a little over 4kg. Most have been taken in the evening and night by anglers with baits of pillies, bonito fillets and gar. A few dart are still around as well as numbers of quality tarwhine, bream and the occasional quality flathead and jew.

An odd school of tuna has been sighted in the bay but they have been relatively quiet by all accounts. The front of Bribie would have to be the best option.

Tailor have been caught around Skirmish Point on Bribie and between 2nd and 4th lagoon. They have mainly been choppers around the just legal size but the occasional greenback has also been reported.

A few good bream and the odd tailor have been about for those anglers fishing around the rocks along the Redcliffe Peninsula at night. The Woody Point Jetty would have to be worth a try as well.

May your bait be nervous.

Gordon Macdonald
Tackle Warehouse
Ph. 07 33986500


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