Weekly Report 22 May 11

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Weekly Report 22 May 11

Post by Brad » Sun May 22, 2011 8:36 pm

Well a hectic weekend just gone with plenty of high seas and winds that stopped most people from fishing but not us. Yep come Sunday morning we were all prepared to hit Wide Caloundra only to find that the waves were so big that the boat nearly crapped itself. WIth safe intentions in mind we turned north towards Old Womens Island chasing some spotty mackerel which were tackling a stack of stripey tuna across the water but too no avail. We could not get even a tuna on a slug but the descision was made to follow the current line up to Coolum in search of working birds. You guessed it, not a one in sight for 15km. We decided then to go out and chase mahi mahi with moderate success. Moderate means that we nailed a few but no big bulls at all amongst them. Later in the afternoon we headed out to a secret patch and nailed some big trag jew, cobia, moses perch, trevally, pearl perch and a stack of other reefies making it a very successful days fishing. So there are fish around but you need to stick with the plan and fish hard for success on such days.

The estuaries have been slow this week with chopper tailor being the most frequent fish on the ruler. They are everywhere and really are fun to catch on light spin gear. Soft plastics or very small 15gram slugs are ideal ways to nail these fighters once they smash the surface. Flathead are still around mostly in the 40 - 50cm size but still taking baits and plastics. The moses perch are around the bridges and pylons at McKenzies bridge and through to the rock wall at Mooloolaba. Bream and whiting can be targeted from the pontoons at Gemini Towers and Military Jetty but for best results get down around the weed beds at Bell's and Coochin Creek. Yabbies and live prawns are killer baits and the bigger bream are nailing herring. If you are early enough you can target pike from the Boardwalk in Caloundra and keep them for bait outside because they make great bait for snapper but they are better as livies. This week some rain and wind around so plan your trip carefully. Stick to the estuaries where possible or closer reefs. Have Fun!

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