Report 20/10/14

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Report 20/10/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:03 am

Fishing has been good no matter what you are fishing for. There's heaps of winter whiting on the banks on the NW side of Harry's, Amity & Rous; some club members have been bagging out within 4 hours with 50 fish each. Summer whiting around the banks at Redland Bay, mouth of Logan River, Ageston sands, banks leading to the Pin around Short Is & Crusoe Is, fish in the 40 cm bracket not uncommon.

Mangrove jack are starting to come on the chew at the prawn farm pumping station, the last creek mouth on way out of Logan river, Flat rock in front of Russell Island, Cobby Cobby, Giants grave, the sticks at the Pin, Kalinga bank & Behms creek. Most on live mullet but a few on Zerek Ripper divers in 90 mm.

There have also been a couple of Snapper caught on the same lure, Zerek Ripper divers 90 and 110mm around the outer edges of the wrecks and reefs, troll as slow as possible, there are 1m, 3m and 5m deep divers. Harry's, Mud Is, Peel, Goat, Potts Point & Blakelys, anywhere there is broken bottom like rocks covered in oysters, coffee rocks, reefs, any lump on the bottom around the bay islands would be worth a go. It is also the best way to prospect new areas. When you find fish, mark it on your GPS. If you don't have a GPS, take a land mark and right it in your fishing book.

There have been heaps of small squire coming from the Logan river mouth, off the bank at Cabbage Tree Point boat ramp, around the eastern side of Crusoe to Wally's gutter, right though to the Gold Coast Broadwater to the Seaway. You would think there would be a few bigger ones there too.

Flathead have been caught just about everywhere trolling hard bodys along the edge of the banks as the tide drops. Alternatively, just sitting back with your feet up with a pilly out the back has been just as productive. Tiger squid are still an option; they are hanging on the weed banks in front of Victoria point, Redland bay, and around the jetties that are lit up at night. Also Dunwich wall, Amity wall, and in close to the islands there has been pencil squid on the whiting banks as well.

Mackerel, Tuna & Trevally have been busting the surface in the northern part of the bay heading south following the bait schools. The birds should show you where the fish are. Have four slugs out in size from 20g,40g,60g,80g, give each one 5 min in the water then change size. As the saying goes, "match the hatch" so you find which size and colour they are eating. I like to start with 40g in white. There have been good size Cobia coming from around the four beacons area & also mackerel.

Jewfish/Mulloway are starting to come in from the ocean for their breeding season so they are schooling up in the bars & any bit of deep water from the bars to the rivers. Livies like mullet, squid, pike, herring, slimy, yakka all work, but it comes down to what you can catch for bait on the day. I have had a few good sessions at the Pin on plastic 7" Bass Assassin, 7" Gulp Jerk Shads on a 1oz 7/0 jighead, when there's more current 1.5oz 9/0 jighead. The biggest was just under 20kg. I had a lot of trouble with sharks with Jewies in the 12kg plus getting eaten in half, a fish in one bite (I got it on Gopro on Facebook). I would think the sharks are 2.5m long at least, also there have been reports of bull shark and hammerheads up the rivers already. They're around 50cm to a meter long and eating anything that moves, as we have had no rain the rivers are very salty with reports right up to Waterford in the Logan and Wilkies bridge in the Albert as they are chasing the mullet, herring, carp, catfish & eels. Catfish and eels are one of the best baits for sharks and mud crabs.

The mud crabs should start to move on the next moon phase but the sand crabs are on the march with some pots getting 6 plus keepers. Look for clean water around the bay islands, and the deeper water is the coldest as that is where they are hanging. Pull your pots up in half an hour. If there are no sandies move your pots a few hundred meters and go again until you find them.

Offshore from the Cathedrals to out front of the Pin has seen a good run of snapper squire, parrot, gold spot wrasse, fingermark and pearl perch. Out wider has seen some big yellow tail kings, amberjack and up trolling got tuna and dolphin fish. There have been reports of Spanish Mackerel at the top of Moreton so hopefully we should see them over the next months.

I hope u can get out over the week, from the crew at Victoria Point Bait & Tackle, Like our page on FB: https://www.facebook.com/VictoriaPointBaitTackle

Frandon Heseltine
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Victoria Point Bait & Tackle
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Victoria Point Q 4165
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Re: Report 20/10/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:12 am

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