Report Thur 6th July 06

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Report Thur 6th July 06

Post by Brad » Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:20 am

There are scattered reports from Moreton Bay this week again, with most anglers fishing in close for the better results. This is due to the fact that much of the water in the bay is fairly clear and a lot of the bait has entered the creeks and river mouths as a result. Species such as bream, flathead, snapper, salmon, trevally, tailor and others have followed, and as a result anglers with even small tinnies have been getting some good results. Fishing from the bank around areas such as the Redcliffe and Woody Point jetties, the wall at the mouth of Manly Harbour and several other spots has been producing species such as trevally, tailor and even school mackerel.

A few squid have started to show, with the Manly Public Jetty, Manly rock wall, Wellington Point Jetty and the shallow rocky areas around the Redcliffe Peninsula producing. These are good places to try for those without water-craft. Boaties can also try the wed beds north of Tangalooma, close to edge of the reef at Peel, the weed beds at the back of Peel and around any prominent structure such as harbours and canal estates. If you are drifting anywhere across the flats while whiting fishing, put a squid jig or baited squid jag out the back under a balloon or float. It may add a bit of variety to the meal.

There are a few school mackerel and tailor to be caught along the front of Green and St. Helena islands while drifting pillies. The northern side of Mud Island has also had a few about in the shallows early morning.

Scarborough Reef has fished fairly well over recent weeks especially for those anglers getting out at night. Both baits and plastics have worked, but baits have been producing the better quality fish. You will need to be exceptionally quiet to expect results on the better snapper, some of which have eclipsed 6kg.

The Jumpinpin Bar area continues to produce chopper tailor for those anglers drifting pillies along the northern bank. Occasional surface chops can often produce the opportunity to cast a few slugs as well. Flathead, bream and the occasional small school jew have been caught in the deeper channels. There has been decent numbers of quality bream and flathead right throughout the system, especially on the tops of banks around the eel-grass beds on a rising tide.

Angles fishing the beaches at North Stradbroke have been catching a few tailor and flathead. Main Beach and Flinders Beach have produced decent numbers of chopper tailor. Those anglers making the effort to fish at night have been rewarded with the occasional greenback, some of which have eclipsed 4kg.

The lower reaches of the Brisbane River are still producing a few snapper for anglers with soft plastics. The occasional quality fish has been caught, but most have been under 50cm. Bream have been consistent around the sunken wall for anglers with fresh baits.

May your bait be nervous.

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