Report 01/10/14

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Report 01/10/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:17 pm

Spring has finally arrived, perfect conditions for fishing & in particular Flathead fishing. Warmer weather meant a late start to Winter & early start to Spring/Summer. The school holidays have brought some beautiful weather to go out boating or fishing.

With the Flathead using bait, trolling, flicking soft plastics or hardbodies you can't go wrong, just got to be in the right spots. The mouth of the Logan River, Pimpama River, openings to creeks & canals, along the banks & foreshores, Wallys gutter, Tiger mullet channel, Short Is, Kalinga Bank & the Pin. They have also been hanging in the shallows on the run out tides close to the banks. Trolling hard bodied Strikepro Galaxia minnows, Zerek Ripper divers, tango shads, hot legs, live shrimps or cherabins or flat shads have been successful. Soft plastics which have been working well are scented jerk shads, minnowz, grubs or shrimps in either Zman or Gulp/Berkleys & even the Keitech range all around 4/5". Wherever the small ones are hanging there will be a big female too.

Snapper/squire have slowed down a bit over the last few weeks but reports of catches are still coming in but they have been a lot harder to catch. Canaipa, Lamb, Pelican & Banana banks right up through to Bird Is, Goat, Chain banks, Rous channel. Snapper love squid & pilchards & lots of berley.

Mangrove Jack will also start to running as the water gets warmer, reports of catches already in the Pimpama river right up to the weir Logan river, at the mouth of the rivers, Marks Rocks & Behms Creek. Jacks are a very aggressive territorial fish so dead baits sitting on the bottom tend to be ignored as a opposed to flicking a hard bodied lure or using live bait like mullet or herring. Rapala magnums dive baits or 3/4" soft plastics in the minnows work well. With very sharp teeth & big fights in them best to use heavy gear so your landing rate is higher.
My favourite Jewfish are still being caught in all the usual haunts, drifting the Pin with livies or 6/7" soft plastics have produced some great quality fish. Goat Is, Bird Is, Harry's, Peel.

Summer whiting are biting from the banks at Point O'Halloran, Redland Bay, Victoria Point & Wellington Point to sandbanks around Coochie, Pannikin Is, Ageston sands, marks rocks, Rous channel, pelican, banana & chain banks, best caught sings worms, blood or beach, thin strips of squid, flicking little hard bodies poppers or soft plastic prawn/shrimps, grubs & sand worms.

Mudcrabs & Sandcrabs have also started come out, great catches being reported from all over the bay, estuaries, creeks & rivers. Keeping the pots safe is another thing...... Best bait that has been working is chicken frames, mullet, kangaroo tails & fish frames.

I hope u can get out over the week, from the crew at Victoria Point Bait & Tackle, Like our page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/VictoriaPointBa ... ts&fref=ts.

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Victoria Point Bait & Tackle
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Post by Nicole Penfold » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:21 pm

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