Weekly Report 23 Oct 13

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Weekly Report 23 Oct 13

Post by Brad » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:13 pm

Fishing has been a let down and did not get anywhere near the levels expected over the big tidal runs. The problem was that overnight all these massive schools of herring came into the Passage overnight and the trevally and queenfish just ate all night long. By the time we got to them in the wee hours of the morning they were so full of herring they wouldn't take a live one, soft plastic, hard bodied, blade or anything for that matter. Quite a few flathead were caught throughout the shallow sand banks and once you found them it was hot fishing. Chicken gut, small yabbies, peeled prawns and squid strips have all proven successful this week and berley has been important to keep them around.

The remainder of the week should see anglers trying their luck from the Boardwalk in Caloundra and if you can live big herring or pike will give you the best shot at the queenfish, trevally and flathead. Currimundi Lake is also a good spot to try for whiting but fish around the mouth not down the back reaches. Some smaller mangrove jack are around the area and they are in favour of a good strip of fish flesh. Up towards Kawana Island blades and lures have been successful on the jacks and if time permits fish along the rock walls either side of the bridge pylons for them. Crabs are around in the Maroochy system and the Pumicestone Passage and for those that know the spots the canals offer a good feed. Bream can be taken everywhere you pull up at the moment but they are small and first to take your bait so be aware.

There is a good chance of some offshore action this weekend if the weather report holds until Monday morning. My prediction is that no matter where you go the fish will be on. Sunshine Reef would be a good option in case it turns nasty and there is every chance of picking up a coral trout or plenty of sweetlip. Cobia and pearlies are around the 12 mile in Caloundra and there will be a run of spotty mackerel in close around Cartwright and all the inner reef areas. If the seas and winds die down there will be every chance of some longtail tuna around the traps and plenty of reefies. Fingers crossed for the weekend. Have Fun!
Dave with Dart.JPG
Dart are on the beaches
Herring are great bait in the estuaries

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