Report 5/2/15

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Report 5/2/15

Post by subeditor » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:56 pm

Pelagics seem to be on everyones hit list at the moment as they have moved in off the Gold Coast.
Small black marlin, spanish, spotted and school mackerell along with huge schools of dolphin fish are keeping everyone busy.
These fish are very accessible and if you pick your tides and watch the wind even small tinnies are mixing it up with the larger boats out there.

Currently the prefered method to hook any of these is trolling small skirted lures like the Pakula Mossies or Williamson Big Game Catchers. Blue and pink seems to be a re-occuring theme in colours but black skirts seem to be getting more spanish mackerell than any other colour.

If you are just getting into chasing these pelagics you dont need to go all out and buy a new set up. A short 10kg overhead or spin rod will work fine, i like to run 30lb mono for trolling but you can use braided lines too. Best spots to start trolling is south of the Sea Way down to Palm Beach. However there are a few small black marlin being caught up near Point Look out and Cape Moreton.

For those that want to stay a little closer to home the mouth of the Brisbane River is full of threadfin salmon and the odd Jew fish. Most of the anglers targeting these guys are useing deep vibration lures like the Jackall Transam or Masks. if Jew fish are your target species try using larger paddle tail soft plastics like the Keitech Swing Impacts. Focus on the drop offs near the sunken wall, Fisherman Island rock wall or near the oil pipeline. Baits of Larger Prawns, mullet fillets or pillies will also work but there seems to be a plague of catfish you will need to compete with at the moment.

Mangrove Jacks are also on the chew down the Gold Coast at the moment. The Nerang and Coomera River are the picks of locations at the moment. Working deep diving jerkbaits like the Nories Laydown Minnows or the Luckycraft Pointers along rock walls or adjacent to boat pontoons seems to give the best results at the moment. If you want to sit back and relax a little more you can try pillies or even beter live bait of prawn or herring.

the Gold Coast Sea Way has recently been inundated by small king fish, mackerell and giant Trevally. Most anglers are targeting these species out of boats but they are accessible from the shore. Fishing from the Sea Way is easiest at high tide and most of the fish can be found hunting along the rock walls. live baits will work great down the Sea Way as it will appeal to a wide range of species. Small pike, herring or even legal sized tailor work great as a livebait. If you want to lures than casting sinking stickbaits like the Duel Adagio or Bassday Bungy Cast are proven performers. If you are fishing from a boat Jackall Transams or small micro jigs worked close to the rock walls should see you hooked up.

I hope everyone had a great holiday break and a prosperous new year.

Matthew Osley.

Charlton's Fishing
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http://www.charltonsfishing.com.au

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Re: Report 5/2/15

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