Weekly Report 6 Jul 10

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Weekly Report 6 Jul 10

Post by Brad » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:21 pm

OFFSHORE
We have had the best week of weather for quite a while only to see it turn to crap on Friday just in time for the weekend some times there is no justice. Anyhow for the boy's and girls who made it offshore during the early part of the week it was good to see there are still a few mackies around and there are still a few virgin's out there. And I mean that in the nicest possible way. Two virgin captures this week a nice 12 kg mackerel caught by Cathy at Barren Island and also a 1100 size winter barra caught at Awoonga dam on Monday by Dan. So good to see some people out there breaking their pb's keep up the good work. The outlook for the next few days is crap, but maybe the middle of next week will start to look a little better and we can take advantage of the school holiday's.

AWOONGA DAM
By now most of you will have seen the photo's of the barra which almost made history from Lake Awoonga so there you go sometimes its worth taking a guide and in winter as well, when it's your day it's your day, like I said earlier Dan just got a 1100 first fish in the dam and in winter, so what are you waiting for get out these winter lures and go catch one.

CANIA DAM (Helen)
We have just heard in the last few day's that the fish kill has got worse and now it seems that maybe it is worse than first expected we will get more info but for now things don't look good.

FITZROY RIVER
Over the last week the bream have been back on the chew and some good size one's up to 45cm fresh green prawns are the best of the baits, although one old timer told me that the old mullet gut can't be beaten each to his own, my personal is the mullet fillet white belly flap they love it.

CORIO BAY
Not a word has been spoken so its same old for the bay. There have been some good flathead caught on lures in the last few weeks so if that's your go then give it a try now, and why we are on flat head we heard one report of a heap of small one's being caught on the southern beaches so they must be on the move. They usually start off with the smaller males being followed in by the larger females (females following males makes a change!!!). The other fish that have been caught up at the
bay are Grunter and Black jew. The grunter have been on the wreck out front, and after dark the jew have been there as well. Remember your bag limits and size limits for jew 750mm and 2.

COOROOMAN CREEK
The water has been very clean on the bottom of the tide so its prime to catch some flat head on soft plastic's try the last 2 hours of the drain out and fish the drop off's into the deeper water where they can lay in ambush. Don't restrict yourself to one style of fishing there is so much to try and this creek and don't forget the crab pots you wont get as many in the winter but the one's you get should be full. The tides look good for a grunter, try the high banks and give the timbers a try, as the tide turns to run in, the front of the creek is worth a try at high tide as there is a lot of structure which is covered by water and gives good cover for feeding fish, it would be worth a look along the beaches on either of the creek.

PORT ALMA
Grunter have been on the move again caught right up the back of the creeks on the big tides the word was fresh prawns and mixed in with bream, a couple of blokes were killing time while running their crab pots and find a patch of fish they caught 10 grunter and 4 bream in about an hour as the tide was on the rise. Just goes to show you, how many times do we say it right place right time, guess where they will be fishing next time.

CAUSEWAY LAKE
Perfect weather conditions for fishing the Causeway Lake system, windy offshore so the lake is protected, cold south westerly's clean up the water and overcast so you don't get too burnt, and just plain miserable so chances are you will have the place to yourself. Go, enjoy, there will be flathead in the lake along with Jacks, Grunter, Bream, winter is the best time to fish the causeway but the barra which are in there are a bit sluggish.

BEDFORD WEIR BLACKWATER (Matthew)
Very Quiet, a few reports of Toga on small poppers in the quiet water and a few red claw kicking around.

COMET RIVER (Matthew)
Bet you the fish are getting as fat as fools eating the redclaw. Tonnes of Red Claw moving in the river at the moment. Went out on Emerald show holiday and put in 4 traps for half an hour and each trap was almost full unbelievably. 126 big red claw in four traps for half an hour fishing. Dog biscuits as bait. Redclaw were even caught on live bait while trying to catch fish.

CHARTER BOATS - KONOMIE DREAMING AND SPIRIT
Nothing happened this week so I will leave you with last trip. The boy's from Emerald were taken on a Popping trip by Dave from the shop and Graham the self proclaimed GT fishing madman. They had a ball with the smallest GT caught being a 950mm model and some big Queenfish as well all in all they had one of the best trips on poppers so far ever. The bite was on all morning and the boy's were nursing some very sore shoulders buy the time the boat was turned for home. See in store for Gt footage.

UPCOMING FISHING COMPS
If you have any news on fish kills or things that are a bit unusual give us a heads up and we will see what we can find out for you .We have also heard that there was a fish kill out at Fairbairn Dam at Emerald as well so I would be interested on some more details we heard there was quite a lot of dead catfish, not that that's a bad thing I suppose but I would love to know the link between the fish kill's and the rain. Tight lines fishing comp Keppel Bay check out the website for details
http://www.tightlines.net.au

BIG news for this years BarraBounty, We will highlight the details when they are all available but I can tell you if you catch the right fish during the Barra Bounty this year it will be worth $20.000.This is due to the major sponsorship from Carlton mid CUB, this year will be the biggest with some great prizes up for grabs and some rule changes as well eg. No bait section at last I hear you say. This year will be the biggest and best on record and I can't wait. Some of the prizes will include Shimano/ Daiwa/ Humminbird/ Minn Kota/Abu/ Tropical Ice Boxes/ Eva Kool/ Sunline / Lucky Craft and Loomis as well as a boat, motor and trailer package up for grabs as well like I said this year will be bigger and better than before so stay tuned and don't miss out.

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