Report 29/1/15

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Report 29/1/15

Post by subeditor » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:31 pm

With the recent heavy we had over the past week or so has lead to some of the rivers becoming similar colour to Ice coffee. Many anglers are put off by this however there is still some good fishing to be had.

Bream, flathead and mangrove jacks all love flowing water such as weirs, locks or even a pipe allowing run off to pour into the river. These spots are prime feeding spots and focusing your attention on them can increase your chance to land a few fish. Lures are a great ...option in the dirty water. Try darker coloured lures as these will silhouette better and stand out in the dirty water. Lures like the Jackall Squirrel or Ecogear SX60 in black or gold are great all round lures as most species will hit them and their running depth shouldn’t see them getting snagged up.

You can use baits near run offs but you will require a heavy sinker to keep your baits in place and this can lead to snags and lost gear. Bait choices of prawns, pippies or pilchards are a good choice as these are smelly baits and will allow the fish to find them easily.

Maroon Dam is fishing particularly well after the rain and the recent rise in water level has seemed to triggered the bass to feed. Normally the bass in Maroon hang out in the numerous weed edges that surround the dam and when the water rises they move even closer to the edge taking advantage of stranded insects, frogs and other morsels.

Using lures that replicate these food items like the Lucky Craft Sammy, Mimix Grasshopper and the Thunder Frox. Work these lures near flooded bottle brush trees, freshly flooded grass or in the back timbered section of the dam for best results. Remember to allow plenty of pauses when working the lures as it will often trigger the bass to smash them.

If fishing with kids baits of freshwater worms and shrimp are great around this time and fishing from the banks will reward anglers. Using a small float and no weight will yield best results. Suspend your bait about 1ft under the water as any deeper will get hung up in the weed.

Pelagics are still mooching off the Gold Coast and anglers are still picking them up with either live baits or trolled deep divers like the Rapala X-Raps. Marlin are becoming a little more scarce and have seemed to have moved out deep. Spanish mackerel are more common around Palm Beach reef and just south of the Sea Way near the bait grounds around the Scottish Prince. Wire trace is a must if you don’t want to donate your lures but light gear can still be used and will make catching these speedsters even more fun.

If anyone has been out remember to share you pics and stories.

Tight lines this weekend,

Matthew Osley

Charlton's Fishing
07 3818 1677
http://www.charltonsfishing.com.au
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Re: Report 29/1/15

Post by subeditor » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:32 pm

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