Report 5/3/15

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Report 5/3/15

Post by subeditor » Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:35 am

Rain or Shine fishing is always fine. The weather this last few weeks has made it a challenge to get on the water. There has been a few prawns around the Pimpama River, Jacobs well & Rudy Mars around the moored boats, little rocky point floating red beacon, power lines, the greens, Jacksons, north west side of Karragarra Island, Macleay Island in the deep hole, between Lamb Island and Russell island, Caniapa passage & Redland bay. I have seen some big prawns for this time of year up to 60gram 7inch long and they will only get bigger. Plenty of tiger prawns being caught. Top of the high tide & bottom of the low tide are the best times for prawns, just don't get them confused on the sounder for bait fish or jelly. Most are getting there bucket. If you need lessons stop in to the shop and we will teach you, or watch our Youtube.

Spotty Mackerel and Bonito have been showing up throughout the Bay, between Harries & Rous, beyond Harries, between Peel, Rainbow channel & just outside. Casting & retrieving chrome or slugs have definitely been the choice, but trolling has also produced results. Spanish Mackerel are on the outside of South Passage Bar and Point Lookout, Shag Rock and the Clusters, they have also been on Coffee Rocks off Moreton, out east off the Pin in 20to40m of water & reports of catches all the way through to the Gold Coast. Snapper have moved in to the bay in numbers, just no size, Harry's the worst for size so move away from the crowds and having a light burley trail should up your chances, working the bay islands with plastics have caught more fish as you don’t anchor so you cover more ground and locate more fish. Squid & Flathead have been caught cast netting for prawns so it would be worth having a squid jig out the back (while your drifting) just off the bottom about a metre or two with very little drag. There are a lot of big summer whiting coming in from the dirty water just out the mouth of the Logan River all the way to the Pin. Blood worms, beach worm, yabbies & pippies are great bait with the average in the high 30s but some getting to 45cm not uncommon. Banana Banks, Pelican Banks & Rous are fishing well too but they are getting both summer and winter whiting together so just remember size limits are different, summer are 23cm long and bag of 30 and winter are no size but bag of 50 fish each, there has also been large Gar along Amity Rock wall & a heap of school gar in Horseshoe Bay. Tailor & Squire have been caught at Potts Point & the Red Beacon at Coochie using squid, mullet & frogmouth pillies.

Mudcrabs are still being caught all around Redland Bay & Coochie. Sandcrabs are a little harder to catch, mainly sand banks where the water is clean would be a good spot.
Mangrove Jacks are on fire in the mouth of Pimpama River near the Oyster Leases & also in the Bay there has been reports of catches at Potts Point & near the old Oyster leases on the north eastern side Peel. GT’s & big Kingys have been hanging at the Pylons at Dunwich and parts of the rock wall, find the bait you will find the fish. A few Mulloway & Estuary Cod caught in the same areas where prawns are schooling up. Plenty of sharks everywhere too waiting to ambush your catch.

I hope u can get out on the water, from the crew at Victoria Point Bait & Tackle, Like our page on FB https://www.facebook.com/VictoriaPointB ... =bookmarks
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Re: Report 5/3/15

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