Report 12/6/17

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 12/6/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:12 am

With the cooler weather the snapper have well and truly shown up in good numbers on all of the artificial reefs in the bay, with fresh mullet beig the best bait. When using mullet fillet make sure you are generous with the amount of bait you present to the fish, as the peckers will have you baited in no time.

Fishing with a 4/0 snell rig is a preferred way to fish for snapper in water depths to 10m, with as little weight as possible and the weight sitting on top of the hook. It's recommended to use a fluoro beat above the hook to protect the knot from being damaged by the sinker and also attract the fish. In deeper water a 2-hook gang and a running sinker with a light sleeve over the top of the hook (instead of a bead) is preferred. You can also add a lumo sinker to your rig as a bit more of an attractant.
Good catches of bream have been coming from the shallows around the foreshores of Redland and Cleveland Bay with half a baby blue pilchard and mullet gut being the best bait.
Squid have been caught off all of the local jetties and foreshores of Manly and Wynnum. The Yamashita jigs have proven very popular over the last couple of weeks, especially the warm jacket with the rattle and the IKA jigs also proving popular.
Try for jewfish in the Brisbane River and West Peel artificial. Threadfin salmon have been caught in good numbers in the Brisbane River from a boat and land-based.
Fishing the Port of Brisbane in a boat has been very popular, and land-based fishing the ferry terminals at night has seen some good fish caught using vibes and soft plastics.

There are parrot on the Sevens, snapper and Maori cod at the 29s and 32s, reports of jew in the shallows off the Moreton coffee rock. Deep Tempest has fished well for snapper early in the morning on the making tide.

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