Report 7/11/14

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Report 7/11/14

Post by subeditor » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:36 am

There have been some good reports of bream from the Gold Coast canals this week. These canal bream do see a lot of pressure from the angling fraternity and therefore are a little weary when it comes to being hooked. However if you do manage to crack the code they do tend to be quite large this time of year.
Most anglers either use small hard body lures or bait for these fish. You cant go past the humble prawn for a bait in the canals. Small sinkers and very light leader material is needed though as the waters are very clear at the moment. If lures are more your thing try using small crank-baits like the Jackall Chubby, Zip-Bait’s Khamsin and the Atomic cranks. These lures come in host of great colours and depths and by changing your lures regularly you can cover a lot of water and figure out what the bream prefer. 4lb leader should be fine due to the clear water however the canal system is home to other toothier fish like flathead, estuary cod, pike, trevally and the elusive jack so be on your toes, you give these guys a few seconds and your lure may be theirs to keep.

With the weather looking good for the boaties this weekend it might be worth heading offshore to chase the schools of dolphin fish and tuna that are gathering off the Gold Coast and Northern Stradbroke Island. These fish are anywhere from a few kilograms to over 15kg mark. Trolling small skirts seems to be popular until you find a school of them. One the school is found you can cast top water stick baits, small chrome slugs, soft plastics, baits of pillies and even flies at them until they disappear.

Maroon Dam is still one of the more consistent dams at the moment and anglers are catching bass, yellow belly and eel tail catfish all day at the moment. Bass and yellow belly are still coming off the weed edge that surrounds the dam with the eel tail catfish being found up in the timbered section of the dam.
Jerkbaits like the double clutch, Imakatsu Killer Bill, Rapala X-Rap are all popular around this time of year as they will suspend near the weed and allow the bass or yellowbelly time to smash it. These lures will work through out the day as the do dive fairly deep and will get into the strike zone. As the Sun rises I would change to Jackall Tn50s or soft plastics rigged on a jig spinner for better results.
If you want to take the kids out there for a relaxing day baits of freshwater worms or shrimp suspended under a small float work great. The dam is full of spangled perch and at time can be a cast a fish. These are great for younger kids, you will still catch the odd bass and yellowbelly using these baits too.

Hope everyone can get out over the weekend.

Matthew Osley

Charlton's Fishing
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Re: Report 7/11/14

Post by subeditor » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:37 am

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