Report 27/10/17

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3/30 Shore St West, Cleveland, Q 4163
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 27/10/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:49 pm

With the warmer weather the mangrove Jacks are well and truly on the bite. The Lucky Craft lures have been the lure of choice with the 78XD and the 100XD being popular sizes.

When going for a Mangrove Jack fish, a few packs of Z-Man soft plastics are an essential part of the tackle bag. Best colours are Calico Candy, Red Shad and Pearl in 4' Diezel MinnowZ - a 3/4, 4/0 jig head is the best size.

When fishing plastics for jack you are looking for a reaction bite so an accurate cast and a fast retrieve is all you need. When fishing with soft plastics in these circumstances it is fine to fish straight through fluorocarbon especially when you are looking for a reaction bite as opposed to a finesse style of fishing.

Plenty of Spotty Mackerel in the Northern Bay around the shipping beacons, live bait or vertical jigging has been successful.

Kingfish and Trevally have been caught at the Tangalooma wrecks on metal slugs and surface lures.

Sweetlip and Parrot are on the bite at Mud island with Mullet fillet and Banana Prawns the best bait.

The Summer Whiting are being caught on Blood Worms in the Nerang River and at the Slipping Sands - good numbers and size.

The Pelagic on the Sevens and Middle Reef have been well worth the effort over the past couple of weeks with some nice GT'S and Spanish Mackerel falling victim to stickbaits and poppers.

Some nice Snapper at Boat Rock and the Cathedrals, nice Squire float lining the 35's. Pearl Perch have been in good numbers with the occasional Amber jack at the Cathedrals.

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

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