Report 27/11/14

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Report 27/11/14

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Saltwater

The wind has been a little forgiving of late and a few anglers have made it out into Moreton Bay. Most of the reports have been focusing on the mackerel found schooling around the beacons of Moreton Island. These mackerel will use the beacons as a feeding ground as they target the bait that tends to shelter around them. Targeting them with small chrome jigs like the Gillies Pillies and Shimano Colt Snipers seems to be the preferred method but slowly floating pilchards down in the current line will also score good results.
If you are heading for the beacons keep your eyes open for birds working the surface as a few mackerel have been spotted north of Mud Island and even up the Rainbow Channel off Amity Point. These mackerel will be feeding on bait fish so small metal casting lures or surface lures will produce better results in these situations.

On a recent trip to Peel and Macleay Island we encountered a few pan sized squire and assorted reefies. These squire were caught early morning targeting the reef edges and drop offs with soft plastics. Keitech 3 and 3.5 Swing Impact along with the New Dragon Maggots did the damage for us. Small jig heads 1/6-1/4 ounce were required to get a slower sink and more hang time. There are some larger snapper and un-stop-ables that call these reef drop offs hoe so 10lb plus leader is required.

Freshwater

The upper reaches of the numerous rivers around Brisbane are producing some great reports when it comes to fishing for bass. One consensus that has emerged is that early starts are required. Being on the water at first light can be the difference between catching that trophy 50cm bass or going home with a dreaded donut. Early the bass will be feeding on surface and walk the dog lures like the Mega-Bass Dog-X and OSP Bent Minnow are very popular at the moment.
If bait fishing frozen prawn, shrimp of live worms will work if cast close to the structure. Be warned though this warm water has got the catfish moving around so you will need to pick through them.

Dams

Wivenhoe and Moogerah are still the pick of the dams at the moment. Both are fishing well for yellowbelly and bass and the fish are responding to a wide range of presentations. Bait anglers are finding live worms and half cooked thawed prawns are working a treat for yellowbelly. Most bass are falling for deeper trolled lures like the Smak range along drop offs and near standing timber. In Moogerah Dam there are a few bass that are still in their winter schooling pattern and by using you sounder to find them they can be targeted by slow rolling heavy spinnerbaits or slow hopping Nories In The Bait tail-spinners through the school.

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Re: Report 27/11/14

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