Report Wed 19th July 06

Water Tower Bait & Tackle
10 Ernest St, Manly
Ph: (07) 3396 1833

Post Reply
Posts: 1278
Joined: Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:14 pm

Report Wed 19th July 06

Post by Brad » Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:47 am

Nothing much has changed this week from last wee’s report. Whiting still feature highly in the catches of many anglers with most of the banks areas, shoreline shallows and creek mouths being worth a try with baits of worms and squid strips.

Bream numbers have been reasonably good but nothing compared to a few years ago. Many anglers have caught some excellent quality bream up in the shallows while targeting flathead on soft plastics in the estuaries.

A few tailor have been caught at times around the Jumpinpin Bar area, however they have been of fairly average quality most of the tims. Anglers are occasionally seeing bust-ups on the surface and a chrome slug or unweighted pillie will usually do the job. Drifting pillies in the evenings and early mornings has been productive with tailor caught right down to Crusoe Island.

Peel has been producing a few snapper in close to the reef edge for anglers working soft plastics during the faster stages of the tidal run. Fishing baits is also worth the effort at times but you will need to find a quiet spot to be in with the chance of a better quality snapper. The houseboat wreck and adjacent rubble areas have fished well at night.

The Curtain Artificial has been worth a try at night and early morning as quality snapper and the occasional trevally and other pelagic have been caught. Small live yakkas and slimies are the best offering but a fresh fillet bait is also productive.

Scarborough Reef has fished well at night for anglers with baits and plastics but most reports have indicated that the daylight hours have been slow.

The Benowa Track area can be worth a try at this time of the year for snapper and the occasional cobia but schools of yakkas and Watson’s bonito often make getting a bait to the bottom fairly difficult.

Watsons bonito and schools of small frigates and mack tuna have been located along the front of Bribie Island, Rainbow Channel, Shipping Channel and Pearl Channel. They are occasionally taking small slugs but flies have been a more productive offering.

The Brisbane River has been fairly slow due to the dirty water but the last bit of the rising tide has often seen a few snapper caught along the refinery reach. Baits fished around the beacons leading out of the Brisbane River have produced a few large cod and the odd school mackerel. Mulloway are also a possibility, especially at night.

Night sessions fishing the rocks along the Redcliffe Peninsula have been productive for bream, on pillie pieces. The rising tide has been best with Scotts Point one of the popular spots. The Woody Point Jetty has produced plenty of bream as well as the occasional tailor, squire and flathead.

May your bait be nervous.

Gordon Macdonald
Tackle Warehouse
Ph. 07 33986500

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 4 guests