Report 05/09/14

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Report 05/09/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:44 am

With Fathers Day this weekend it might be a great idea to take dad fishing.

Chasing bread and butter species like flathead, bream and whiting is a great option at the moment. Best spots to try catch them is the Jacobs Well area, Gold Coast Seaway and the Jumpinpin estuary system.

Flathead are responding to a wide range of patterns. Many anglers favor trolling deep diving lures like Ecogear SX60s along drop offs at the moment. Brighter coloured lures seem to be working better. Casting soft plastics is also a productive way to target flathead as you will cover more ground and have a better chance of bumping into one of these ambush predators. You don’t need a boat to use plastics and bank fishing can be just as good in areas.
If you want to relax and sit back baits of 3-4 white pilchards on the same hook pinned through the eye is are great bait for them as they will move around in the current and attract the attention of near by fish.

Bream are moving back into the canals and river systems at the moment and this brings them into range of a lot of shore-based spots. These bream are fat from feeding during the cooler months and can be a little harder to catch than at other times. Light weights, thin leaders and small hooks may be needed to fool some of the larger bream but if you are taking kids fishing or just out for fun plenty of smaller ones are being caught. Jacobswell and the Gold Coast Seaway are my go to spots for bream at the moment.
Soft plastics like the Keitech Spiders, Z-man 2.5inch Grubs and Marukyu Crab are all taking victims at the moment along the rock walls and numerous pylons. If the bites are hard to come by maybe try adding some Procure scent to the plastic for added effect.

Good reports of whiting around the Pin area and in the Southern half of Moreton Bay are promising for the season to come. Most of these whiting are being caught either on small baits of sand worms or thin strips of squid. High tides and shallow water is the key. Use small sinkers to allow lots of movement in your bait to attract their attention. Small poppers and shallow diving lures will also work but this is considered more of a warmer month technique.

In the fresh water Maroon Dam is fishing very well around the edges. Most anglers will opt for a boat here as it allows more freedom and easier to cast at the weed beds without getting tangled in it. Jerkbaits like the Daiwa Double Clutch or Jackall Soul-Shad are great when the bite is like this. Make sure you cast towards the structure and allow plenty of pauses for the bass to hit the lure.

Surface is always an option and for those willing to get up early they were rewarded with good results coming from Sammy65’s and other small walk the dog style lures.

Baits of worms, prawns, and locally caught live shrimp should see you hooked up. Possibilities of big Yellow Belly are always there but you will have to pick through a lot of spangled perch.

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Re: Report 05/09/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:45 am

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