Report 22/5/15

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Report 22/5/15

Post by subeditor » Fri May 22, 2015 1:01 pm

Many anglers took advantage of the good mid-week weather with a reports coming in from both the bay and the freshwater dams.

Moreton Bay has been producing the goods lately and this week is no different.
Many anglers have been getting stuck into snapper and Jewfish around Mud Island on both baits and lures. Jay’s Reef seems to be a consistent performer for the snapper. Try using soft plastics like the Keitech Swing Impacts or baits of squid, pilchards and flesh-baits early in the morning for best results.
Most of the Jew have been coming from the western reef ledge and on baits of slimy mackerel or pilchards. If you want to try lures Jackall Transams seem to be a popular choice.

On a recent trip to Harry Atkinson’s Reef we found snapper, tailor and mackerel hanging off most of the artificial reefs but the ‘Pipes’ were the most consistent producing a few “unstopables”. We were using micro jigs on the reefs as they sink quickly into the strike zone and were not effected by the current as much as other presentations. The Zerek Chilli Padi tungsten jigs and Gomoku jigs both were tricked out with glow in the dark Yamashita Panic Bait skirts. These skirts can be placed over the assist hooks and allow the jigs to be seen in the dark or at extreme depths. Jigs that morning without them were not getting any love at all.

Squid are around at the moment and the shallow reef and grass banks are a great place to start looking for them. The weed beds south of Dunwich or along the southern side of Peel Island are producing good numbers of squid at the moment. Try smaller jigs like the 2.0 or 2.5s, they will allow a slower sink rate in shallow water.

Freshwater reports have slowed down a little with the cooler weather change but the reports from Maroon Dam have been a common trend this week. After hearing all the reports I went there myself with Joe Allan from Frogley's and found bass were hitting all sorts of lures. Surface lures like the Megabass Pop-X and Type-X frogs were stand out surface lures but most of the fish came from slowly retrieving crank baits like the Griffon or Jackall Geronimo.
quick tip: when overcast weather moves in Maroon is one dam that can produce surface strikes through out the day.

Early morning or late afternoon seem to be the most popular time to fish maroon and you will need to run a fairly long 8lb leader as the water is very clean and the bass will see thicker leader.

I hope everyone can get over the weekend and remember to pop into Charltons and share your stories.

Matthew Osley

Charlton's Fishing
07 3818 1677
http://www.charltonsfishing.com.au
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Re: Report 22/5/15

Post by subeditor » Fri May 22, 2015 1:02 pm

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