Report 11/12/14

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Report 11/12/14

Post by subeditor » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:29 pm

The wind forecast for the weekend is looking a little bleak and with many anglers still wanting to go out for a fish it might be worth staying in close to the river mouths and freshwater reaches.

The bream are still being caught in good numbers along the numerous rock walls in these river environments. The best way to target these bream is either with small baits of peeled prawns or squid tentacle. Lightly weighted rigs are working better with a small 00 running sinker and a 60cm 4lb fluorocarbon leader doing the damage. This rig will also catch a host of other species from flathead, trevally and even whiting.

If lures are more your scene try parallel casting along the numerous rock walls in the rivers with deep diving crank baits like the Atomic Hardz 38’s and Jackall Chubby in the deep diving models. These crank baits will bounce over the rocks and look like a wounded fish or fleeing shrimp. By catch is high while fishing in this manner and you will likely catch flathead, estuary cod, squire and Moses perch.

With the last lot of rain we have had the mud crabs are on the march and full pots are being puled up around the mouth of the Logan and Brisbane Rivers. Look for drainage points or run off near drop offs for better results and try to leave your pots in the water over a complete tidal cycle. Allow more bait if you are leaving them for a few hours, as the crabs will look for a way out if they are not occupied by bait. Remember to label the pot and float so people don’t mistake yours for theirs.

Another option if the wind is playing up is to head up into the fresh water reaches. Australian bass and yellowbelly are in good numbers in the Brisbane River and bass can also be found in the upper Albert, Logan and Coomera Rivers. These bass differ from the ones found in the Dams as they tend to be a little more opportunistic in their feeding. Early morning is usually the time I like to target bass on surface lures like the new Mimix GrassPopper or the Luckycraft Sammy. Both of these lures resemble a wide range of prey items. As the sun rises shallow diving lures and spinnerbaits are a great choice as you can cover a lot of water quickly and cast them into snaggy areas relatively safely without too much fear of loosing your lure.
When fishing in the middle of the day blades, vibes and soft plastics are the most productive as the bass will take shelter in the depths and hard up against the bankside vegetation. Plastics like the Jackall Cover Craw are designed to be fished weedless and in heavy cover and work perfectly in these situations. Blades like the ZX40 are still rewarding many anglers at the moment catching their fair share of river yellowbelly and deep bass.

I hope everyone can get out there and find some fish this weekend. If you do don’t forget to let us know and if you do get any Fishy pics send them through to info@charltonsfishing.com.au you never know they may end up in the QT.

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Re: Report 11/12/14

Post by subeditor » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:29 pm

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