Report 13/11/14

Mossop’s Tackle World
3/30 Shore St West, Cleveland, Q 4163
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Report 13/11/14

Post by subeditor » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:28 am

With the weather heating up many anglers are chasing a feed of summer whiting. These whiting can be found through out the bay and even up the canals. They can be a lot of fun to target as they will take a range of lures, flies and bait.

If you have access to a boat the Rainbow Channel is a great place to start as there are numerous weedy sand banks and drop offs that the whiting love. The best bait for whiting is sandworms or thinly sliced squid. By running a 60cm light leader and small weight you will increase your catch rates. Long shank hooks also allow you use a larger bait but allow the whiting to swallow it easily.

Lures will also work on these whiting, soft plastics and poppers are the most productive. Soft plastics like the Isome Worms can cast onto the sand flats and slowly worked into the deeper water. Casting small poppers like the Bassday Sugar Pens, small Halco poppers and Daiwa Gekkabijin can be a fun and exciting way to catch a feed of whiting. One tip I can give is that if a whiting comes up to attack your poppers don’t slow down your retrieve. The faster the retrieve on the lure the more chance you have to hooking the fish as they jostle for prime position. Make sure you twitch the popper or surface walker to entice a hook up

Mackerel have also followed the warmer currents into Moreton Bay and they are being found along the beacons off the beaches near Tangaloma. These mackerel can also be found rounding up baitfish before chopping through the schools. If you are fishing the Beacons micro jigs like the ne Shimano Colt Snipers in 60g range are doing really well. Chrome and Pink seem to be go-to colours at the moment. Make sure you take a few extra jigs with you. You may need these extra jigs as mackerel have very sharp teeth and are known for borrowing them. The best retrieve with the jigs seems to be burn and kill but varying the retrieve to hopping them or a constant wind can be effective.

Baits of un-weighted pilchards can be very productive at times and you can get lucky as kingfish, cobia and even long tail tuna can often hang out under mackerel picking up the scraps. If using baits a small trace might be beneficial if you want to minimise gear loss.

Hope everyone can get out over the weekend.

Matthew Osley

Charlton's Fishing
07 3818 1677
http://www.charltonsfishing.com.au
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Re: Report 13/11/14

Post by subeditor » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:29 am

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