Report 4/9/15

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 4/9/15

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:49 am

There have been good reports filtering in from the Gold Coast this week and it seems anglers have been making the most of the full moon and good tides to get amongst the fish.

Tailor are prime targets at the moment as they come in close to the beaches chasing bait fish. If you want to get stuck into them all you need is a surf combo and a few pilchards. The start of the run out tide seems to be the best and it seems the larger fish are coming in at night to feed. A few of our customers even cracked the 70cm mark with the huge tailor coming at night from the beaches near Narrow Neck.

Lures can also work on these predators and casting small metal lures on spin outfits can be a lot of fun. Simply cast and wind at a steady pace until your lure is intercepted by a tailor. 'Simple'

Flathead are also prime targets at the moment with the flathead classic coming up everyone is out searching new grounds. Most fish are being targeted by trolling small deep divers. If you want to try catch a few head down the Jumpin Pin area or Broad Water as these are producing good fish.

Slowing down the troll speed seems to also help and focus on banks that have a little bit of weed or rocks as it gives the flathead somewhere to hide. Lures of choice would be the Jackall Soul Shad, Zerek Tango Shad or Ecogear Sx60. These will all get deep enough and provide a great wiggle for the flatties.

If you don't want to troll casting and hopping soft plastics back can be very productive as you can cover a lot of ground. Keitech Easy Shiners in the 4inch model are great for larger fish but the Ecogear 3.5 Balt are really making a name for themselves as flathead candy.

Bass season has re-opened and anglers are already catching a few bass in the Brisbane and Bremer rivers. As the water warms up so will the fishing. Casting lures of all types into fallen timber, rock ledges and other ambush locations is the main way to target bass but you can catch them with baits of prawns, live worms or fresh shrimp.
If you are fishing at night or early morning it might pay to throw a few surface lures around as bass love to hit anything they see as an easy meal.

Hope all the dads out there have a great Father's Day and manage to get out and wet a line.

Charlton's Fishing
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The new Jackall paddle tails and a Peel Island squire caught on 8lb.

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