Report 31/10/14

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Report 31/10/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:34 pm

With the weather less than ideal this weekend it might be worth staying in close to the estuaries and river mouths.

Around Brisbane the river mouth is fishing particularly well and reports of schooled up thread fin salmon and jewfish are a promising start to the season. Most of these schools are hanging around the drop offs adjacent to sand flats. These are great places to look for threadfin and jewfish as they often hang out there waiting for food to come to them. Most productive way to catch them at the moment seems to be vibes like the Jackall Transam, Masks or the new RE70’s. All of these lures put out a strong vibration this allow the partially blind threadfin to feel them and hone in on them.

There are plenty of mud crabs getting around at the moment. If you are into your crabs try focus on the creeks and drains that flow into the Brisbane River as this seems to be the key factor in catching a few crabs at the moment. Baits of whole mullet and leaving your pots in for a full tidal period is preferable but remember to keep an eye on them to stop others checking them or worse borrowing your pots for good.

Another sheltered spot to try when the weather is a little rough is around the canals systems of the Gold Coast. There are a few options in the canals and mangrove jacks seem to be a prized catch. With the hot days and afternoon storms it is perfect time to target these red dogs. Casting soft plastic paddle tails along pontoons pylons and bridges seems to bring the best results. A 30lb leader and constant retrieve is all that is needed to land one of these iconic sports fish.
If you would like to tangle with these guys the canals near the Gold Coast Bridge in the Nerrang and the numerous pontoons of Sovereign Island are great starting locations. Plastics like the Keitech 5inch Easy Shiner, Nories Spoon tails or Z-man Swimmers are all proven performers.

In the Freshwater the hot days and storm activities have seemed to trigger the bass into feeding mode. Reports have filtered in of Surface crunching bass in the upper reaches of the Brisbane River. These bass are feeding on everything from insects to water dragons so lures that represent these food items will work a treat. Walk the dog style lures like the Megabass Dog-X, K-9 Walkers and Soft Shell Cicadas are my choices. Early morning or late afternoon sessions are a must for surface but other lures and baits of freshwater worms, prawns or white pilchards will work during the middle of the day.

Hope everyone can get out over the weekend.

Matthew Osley

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Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:35 pm

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