Report 12/5/17

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 12/5/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri May 26, 2017 1:52 pm

With the cold change the Tailor have been on the bite in the bay and off the beach, in the bay the best spots have been the pelican banks off Cleveland point and the western side of Peel Island with Pilchards being the best bait.

For the larger fish, strip bait has been best especially in the surf. To fish a strip bait in the surf the best rig, which is a little unconventional but very effective, is running a 4/0 Tru turn single hook and a 1/0 Tru Turn underneath it with both connected by a swivel and a wire trace is recommended. The idea of the smaller hook is to catch the bycatch of Bream when fishing for Tailor with a set of gang hooks and losing your bait to bream bites and not being able to hook them because of the size of the hook, please see the picture below for your reference.

Off the beaches the Tailor have been in good numbers on the northern beaches of N.S.W. through to the Gold Coast and North and South Stradbroke Island.

The beach fishing on Moreton Island has been a little slow as it is still a bit early in the season for the beach to fire up. I would be concentrating on the southern end of Moreton island for Dart and the occasional Tailor and if all else fails you can always go to the Gutter Bar at Kooringal for lunch and a cold drink.

The artificial reefs in the bay have been fishing well for Snapper and Jewfish as has the Rous channel.

Whiting have been in good numbers in Fisherman’s gutter, Green island and Mud island are well worth a fish for Snapper at this time of year, early morning and night time is the ideal time to fish these locations and berley is a must when bait fishing these locations.

We have seen some Squire caught off Wellington point on the drop off - quite an easy spot to fish as it is only a short boat trip and an easy paddle in a kayak. This area is a great location to fish in a kayak as the paddle out is over some great underwater structure and well worth a fish on the way out or the trip home.

The Brisbane River is fishing well for Jew and Threadfin Salmon a good sounder is great to have to find these fish and the bait and fishing vibes vertically is a good way to catch one.

Due to the conditions over the last week we have not received many reports however Snapper were in good numbers on the 45 and 50 fathom reefs off the pin bar and try for Amberjacks on knife jigs.

Tune into Logan 101FM for the latest fishing report Saturday 6.00-7.00 am with Dave Downey and Pete from Mossops at about 6.30. You can live stream the show as well.

Mossop’s Tackle World
Ph: (07) 3821 1240
3/30 Shore St West, Cleveland, QLD 4163

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