Weekly Report 11 Mar 11

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Weekly Report 11 Mar 11

Post by Brad » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:28 pm

OFFSHORE
At last a week of ok weather. That was the week before last and the fishing was good most reports had all kinds of fish being caught Mackerel, both Red species, Coral Trout, Blue Tooth, Cod it was all good and then it turned to crap on last Saturday arvo and has been crap ever since, anyway we look forward to the next batch of decent weather so us who heard about all the good fishing can go and participate in some.

AWOONGA DAM
From all reports it is slowly settling down we should start to hear a few reports of fish being caught in the next few weeks so far only 4 fish have been caught on the dam we have heard of. And they were caught up tight against the wall in the restricted area. This would be a very risky thing to do now as the dam is flowing over again since the rain last weekend best to fish in the Boyne river below the wall and down in the salt section where the barra are of better quality if you wish to take them home.

FITZROY RIVER
In minor flood again but fishable. Barra are being caught on live baits in the town reaches perch are best baits and fished on the bottom with enough lead to keep them there. Still a bit on the dirty side for lures but that won’t stop us trying. We have been catching some good little barra in the lagoons - Woolwash and Yeppen are the pick of them. 12 mile also has fish in it but most of the fish are small Poppers 50mm 70mm are the bomb in either spray pops or walk the dog style. Orange or similar has been the gun colour and if you think colour makes no difference try standing beside someone catching fish after fish on an orange popper while your natural prawn colour goes untouched. Makes you wish you had an orange one I can tell you.

CORIO BAY
It has been very quiet up in the creek of late but the tides this week are good not as large as last weekend so then water will be cleaner and the chances of getting a fish this week are good best baits are herring or prawns so take your cast net and get live if possible or just take Barra Jacks prawns they are as fresh as you can get.

COOROOMAN CREEK
Put it down as a special this weekend you will get a Barra there this weekend on lures the smaller tides will clean up the water and the run will be less start at the boat ramp and fish every snag you come to the last 2 hrs of the run out and the first 1hr run in will produce the goods.

PORT ALMA
Still fishing well and the river in minor flood will help the crabs Barra will be the target this weekend and the Threadfin will be around as well, cleaner water will mean better conditions for the lure fisherman but the fish are still hitting the good old live mullet.

CAUSEWAY LAKE
Remember most of the fish are caught while the run through is on. Some good fish have come out of the causeway of late Trevelly, Jack, Grunter have all come from the last set of big tides that ran through so when next it runs give it a go remember no run no fun. The causeway needs a big tide to run into the lake 3.9 or better.

BEDFORD WEIR BLACKWATER (Matthew)
Above the wall the barra are on the chew taking mostly surface lures at dawn and dusk and the hot, still, balmy afternoons. Look for shallow still water or large stands of timber and cast your lures into these areas and sooner or later you will get a heart stopping strike. Shallow slow retrieved lures also work well during the day. Look for shiney silver or gold suspending lures with long pauses and sharp twitches. Toga are also on the prowl taking small surface fly and small surface lures such as the Ecogear px45's and bubble pops. Red claw are also around in massive proportions. Below the wall where the water is running yellowbelly are on offer as well as black bream and eel tail cat fish on bait. Lightly weighted fly sprayed with scent are catching some nice black bream and sleepy cod with the odd yellowbelly coming along. Red claw are also there in big numbers.

COMET RIVER (Matthew)
Comet River is still flowing, but some nice fat yellowbelly are being caught on live bait. A couple of nice barra were also spotted cruising the bank. Red claw are also there in big numbers.

CHARTER BOATS - KONOMIE DREAMING AND SPIRIT
The boy’s on Dreaming thought they were as the fish were coming on board thick and fast, like I said in the offshore report all species were covered but the crew on dreaming caught mostly Red Jew, they also stopped in at the islands down south for a quick play with the queenfish, they have been hanging around since the fresh water started following out of the river mouth.

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