Report 12/3/15

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Report 12/3/15

Post by subeditor » Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:27 pm

The mouth of the Brisbane River is still producing some great results for those targeting Threadfin Salmon, Jew Fish and the odd Snapper.

Threadfin and jewfish are great fun to target as they can be targeted by bait and lure anglers. If you are keen to use baits you can use thawed frozen baits with good results by removing weight from the sinker and letting the baits move in the current a little. This additional movement will help the predators locate it. Squid, Pilchards and larger prawns seem to provide better results.

If you want to use lures it is relatively simple, focus your attention on drop offs in fairly deep water. Recently we found jewfish holding on a drop off in 35ft of water and the threadfin were even deeper. The lures of choice on the day were the 20g Jackall Transam as the tide was running out it took a bit of time to get to the bottom. These lures can be vertically jigged while drifting or if anchored like we were you can cast up current and hop them back to the boat. If you are pulling fish up from the depths it might pay to carry a release weight in the boat, as threadfin are susceptible to barotrauma and do not release well.

The Kayakers are having a ball up in the freshwater reaches of the Brisbane River as the water is slowly beginning to clear up. The last lot of rain must have stirred things up a little and got the fish moving around. Most of the bass are being caught around Kholo and in between Twin Bridges and Burtons Bridge. Early morning and late afternoons are the go to periods and many anglers are having fun using surface lures like the Tiemco Soft Shell Cicada or the Megabass Beetle-X. Once the sun gets a little higher paddle tail soft plastics with a small jig-spin attached are becoming a firm favourite.
You can try bait of prawns or fresh worms but the number of catfish and other undesirable species can be phenomenal.

Mud Crabs are on the march at the moment and if you are going for a fish down the port of Brisbane or around any river mouth it might be worth throwing in the pots.

Good luck to everyone,

Matthew.

Charlton's Fishing
07 3818 1677
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