Weekly Report 29 Mar 13

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Weekly Report 29 Mar 13

Post by Brad » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:16 am

Easter Long Weekend and the weather is just brilliant, what more could you ask for. The fishing front is exciting with both offshore and the estuaries really going of. Pearl perch and pan sized snapper are the order of the day offshore and they are around the close reefs like Murphys, the Inner & Outer Gneerings and the Caloundra 5 & 7 miles reefs. Fishing the early monring tidal change with super live bait will give you the best shot at the fish. Yakkas and slimies are around the shallow reef areas and if you can't get on to them you should be able to a few whiptails to use. WIder reefs have spanish mackerel and wahoo but for those that love a big challenge the game fishing this year has been brilliant. Salifish and small marlin are smashing fishermen on the outer grounds with as many as five hook ups in an hour. This makes it time to get the lures on board and head out for a day's tolling or livebaiting.

There are some good size kingfish on the wrecks and that includes cobia. Live yakkas are the gun bait with these fantastic fighters so spend some time and load up. Sadly there are also plenty of grinners about the reefs so try bringing your bait back up off the bottom by around a metre after it hits. Grinners stick close to the bottom so your bait will have a chance to be swallowed by a thumping cobia. Remember the ebb tide is the best to catch them! Pearl Perch, parrot, hussar and moari cod are all around the reef systems so target them whilst there is movement in the tide run. Deeper areas would be smart to target during the day or change your tactics to trolling for tuna, wahoo or other pelagics. Tuna schools may come into play of the holidays particlarly the long tails so have a rod rigged with a chrome slug about 30grms.

The estuaries are alive with big trevally and chopper tailor and if you are lucky enough, mulloway. The trevally are rounding the mullet up in the dead end parts of the canals and smashing them too pieces. Let me tell you it is a terrible site to witness without a rod in your hand! Poppers and walk the dog style hardbodies with serve you well when casting into the boil. LIve mullet are an outstanding bait for big mulloway and what a run we have enjoyed on them. The Pumistone Passage is home to plenty of fish around the 5-6kg mark so it is just a matter of fishing on the tidal change and have the bait under their noses, so to speak. The Caloundra Bar area is worth casting a popper or big hard bodied lure in the early parts of the morning for trevally and other surprises.

Whiting and bream are plentiful and can be taken right throughout the passage. Try the still waters around the Pelican Waters Canal and Kawana Island areas for the best fishing at the moment. McKenzies bridge area is quiet at the moment but there are still chopper tailor and moses perch around the pylons and in the deeper waters of the channel. The Powerboat Club down around Golden Beach has one of the best pontoons to fish off particularly if you have the kids with you and they want to have a go. The area is huge and is right where the fish area. I have caught plenty of bream and flathead around the area on softplastics and livebaits. Herring frequent the pontoon so fresh bait is not far away.

Enjoy your holiday and suck up the weather because it has been a while since we have seen anything like this. Who knows, you might even need some sunscreen over the coming week. Happy Easter to you all and don't forget to Have Fun!

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