Report 11/07/14

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Report 11/07/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:27 am

With the mullet and baitfish moving to the mouth of the rivers predators are making the most of this smorgasbord and many anglers are making the most of it. Areas like Jacobs Well and the mouth of the Coomera and Logan are performing well for jewfish, trevally and decent flathead. Focus on the deeper holes around Crusoe Island for the jewfish and trevally. Live baits of mullet seem to be doing the damage but small pike are nailed very quickly. Kids can be entertained by catching pike using small diving lures which kills two birds with one stone. Make sure you keep the amount of lead you use to a minimum, as you want your live bait swimming naturally. If you would like to try lures trolling deep divers like the Jackall Muscle Deeps or Zerek Ripper Diver. Once again stick to the deeper channels and hopes for better results.

Flathead are a great option if you are fishing with kids as they can be targeted in a number of different ways and they are so accessible. The Jumpinpin and Coomera areas are prime areas to try catch a flathead as there is an abundance of sand flats to focus on. Baits of pilchards, prawns and anchovies lightly weighted will do well. Lures like the Jackall Soul Shad are great options for trolling as they get deep into the strike zone and remain there, as they will suspend if you slow the boat down. They can also be cast and retrieved over the flats and down drop offs.

If you want to target trophy jewfish you might have better luck at night fishing around bridges and man made structure near the river mouths where the bait is attracted to the lights. Lures seem to be the main way of targeting these fish as they are actively hunting bait and seem to favor the moving lure over stationary dead baits. Shallow dining lures or even surface lures will work. Rapala X-Raps and OSP Bent Minnows are my go-too lures for this style of fishing but soft plastics like the Nories Spoon tails of Keitech Swing Impacts will also work.

With the bass restrictions being eased to allow anglers to target bass in non-tidal waters many anglers are getting stuck into them. The upper Brisbane River is fishing well with kayak anglers fishing the areas around Fernvale and Twin Bridges having success. Spinnerbaits and soft plastics worked deep and slow are proving deadly on the schooled bass and yellowbelly. Baits of worms and locally caught shrimp are the best baits for bass and fishing off the bank near Twin Bridges or Savages Crossing are producing the most consistent.

Hope everyone can get out there and hook a big one.

Matthew

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Re: Weekly Report 11/07/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:27 am

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