Weekly Report 1 Oct 12

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Weekly Report 1 Oct 12

Post by Brad » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:53 pm

The summer weather has set in early and the rest of the week is well and truely sorted by the northerly winds and moderate seas. We attempted a trip out over the long weekend only to be pushed back by high winds coming on a little earlier than expected but looking out over the ocean you would have thought it was mill pond. There are lots of smaller fish around outside taking baits, so live baits are the way to entice the bigger fish and to get away from the pickers. The moon phase has bought on the squid and Old Women's Island and the Gneering Shoals are the best spots to target them. Cobia are going to be the target for the coming months and again livies are the deadly bait. For those of you who are on holidays later in the week will be a chance offshore but you will have to stick close to structure and use plenty of berley to entice the fish. The Outer Gneerings and Murphy's will be the pick unless you are prepared to go wide and deep.

There are fantastic kingies and amberjack out around the 100m markds and beyond. The shelf at the Barwons is packed with hussar and pearlies but you will need to do some weights and get in form because it is heavy work. Pelagics are still running really wide or there is a small chance to pick them up around the channel markers outside of Caloundra and around Brays Rock. Working the area around Hutchinsons should also give you some rewards if everything is on your side. The northern reefs along Coolum and the Noosa stretch are worth a very early morning run on the tide change and if you can do it try them late in to the evening. There are still some late season snapper about for those that are happy to fish the bait schools as they appear.

Around the estuaries try the mouth of the Maroochy River on the making tide and work the flats during the ebb tide. Twin Waters area has good bream and whiting on poppers before the sun is over the horison. Yabbies and prawns are the best baits to use if you don't want to try hard bodied or soft plastics. Mangrove jack are really warming up and the rock wall areas around McKenzies and the Kawana Canals will soon see some top fish being caught. Small live poddy mullet are the best options when fishing for jack or if you can't get them, try herring. The Cod hole is worth anchoring on during the late evenings because there are still some mulloway and trevally swimming past the pylons.

The Pumistone Passage has whiting and flathead around Happy Valley with the ebb tide being the best time to fish the area. There are good size trevally being taken from the beaches and the Boardwalk along with some nice bream. The bigger whiting are a little scarce so you need to persist for as long as you can when targeting them. Quality fresh bait is the key and a little berley trail to get them schooled up will make a differnce. A few crabs around the passage but stick with your pots otherwise they will walk. Flathead down the Bells Creek area along with stacks and stacks of mozzies and midgees so cover up or splash plenty of repellant on. The BLue Hole has bream and some flathead around it but don't anchor in the middle of the deep water. Boats have to get around there so stay our of the way so that everyone can access the area. Fun week ahead with many options so Have Fun!

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