Report 5/8/16

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Report 5/8/16

Post by subeditor » Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:42 pm

The wind is up a little this weekend however there are plenty of options to escape the wind and still catch a few fish.

Maroon Dam is fishing well around the numerous weed beds in the main basin for bass. Small shallow divers like the Imakatsu Rip Risers or the Daiwa Double Clutch have been consistent performers at the moment. Customers are also doing well throwing small soft plastics on weedless hooks into the weed and slow hoping them back to the boat.

The yellow belly seem to schooling up the back of the dam in the timber. Anglers are catching them by trolling deep diving lures or casting Jackall Tn60’s or spinnerbaits through the timber and slow rolling them back to the boat.

Worms or live shrimp will work through out Maroon Dam and can be used under a float if the weed is an issue or you’re fishing from the bank.

The tailor are still being caught along the exposed beaches of North and South Stradbroke and Moreton Island. Baits of pilchards or strips of bonito seem to be getting consistent results but metal lures are also working a treat.

Look for gutters close to the beach as these seem to be producing more tailor and holding more bait.

If you are heading to Fraser Island to chase the tailor reports filtering back to the shop are promising. The latest craze of slider fishing seems to have claimed a few Spanish mackerel and countless sharks already. Live baits of legal tailor and dart seem to be favoured.

The estuaries are also fishing well at the moment with large flathead and jew fish being caught. Focus along the deeper holes and drop offs for better results. Try focus on the run out tide as these fish love ambushing prey as they come out of the shallows. Lures like the Westin Bony the Bream or paddle tail soft plastics are working well at the moment fished along these areas. Baits of mullet fillets or whole pilchards will also work and by catch of trevally or bream are common.
Hope everyone can get out this weekend.

Matthew Osley.

Charlton's Fishing
07 3818 1677
18 Kerwick St, Redbank Q 4301
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