Report 14/08/15

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 14/08/15

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:23 pm

Tailor are once again dominating the reports filtering through the shop this week. The Gold Coast is starting to slow down a little but they are still catching good numbers in the Sea Way and around Burleigh Heads off the rocks. Chrome lures and surface stick-baits like the Zerek Skittish Dog are picking up good numbers from those fishing out of a boat in the Sea Way but baits of pilchards are consistent performers of the rocks and beach.

Reports from Fraser are still promising, tailor are showing up on the southern beaches. One positive for the anglers is that the gutters are close in so no need to add too much lead to your rigs. The Slider Rigs are still very popular and customers are catching Spanish mackerel off the beach using live tailor as bait.

The Jumpin Pin region is producing some great catches of flathead and bream of late. Flathead have begun to school up and anglers are making the most of it. The outer bends of the numerous corners on the run out tide seem to be the most productive areas and tides. Lures seem to be the way to temp them if your chasing numbers and soft plastics are a great way to cover large areas fast. When you catch a flathead its always a good option to have a few extra casts in the same spot to see if there are anymore schooled up on the same bank. Go to soft plastics would have to be the Ecogear 3.5inch Balts and Keitech 3inch Shad Impacts.

Snapper have been in good numbers around the deeper reefs in Moreton Bay like Harry Atkinsons' and Curtain. With the good weather last weekend and the public holiday Wednesday many anglers took advantage and went chasing snapper. Baits of pilchards, squid and cubed slimy mackerel worked well but anglers using soft plastics also scored good catches particularly of Curtain. If the current is slow try using 1/2oz jig-heads to get to the bottom and then increase weight as the tides increase.

The Brisbane River has been fishing well in the upper reaches and bass and yellowbelly have been quite common captures. Twin bridges and the up from Burtons Bridge are great places to start. The cooler weather has meant the bass have seemed to move away from the edge and schooled up a little. This is good if taking kids, as they wont have to cast into the snags, worms or thawed prawns are great bait. If you want to use lures I have had good success on vibes like the Jackall Tn60s of the Mask Vibe Gene 75s worked really slow.

Hope everyone can get out this weekend and remember to pop in and let us know how you go.


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