Report 6/1/16

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 6/1/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:56 pm

January 6
Mackerel are being caught widespread but are no means schooling up thick. Coolum has had some good days for some spotties and the odd spanish with some parrot fish and sweetlip off the bottom. The blinker and the gneerings have been fished hard recently with school mackerel and the odd kingfish hard on the blinker are fish to take note of. The wide area's of the banks from middle to north are the best working spots with a massive variety of reef fish with mahi mahi and mackerel on the surface.
Fishing the beach on low tide with some prawns and pipi's have kept most entertained with plenty of Dart and some noteworthy whiting. Dusk has brought on some nice Flathead and the odd Jew fish. Labalsa Park is a great spot for the variety of fish. Little bits of burley pellets will work an absolute treat in attracting the fish to you.

January 7
Mackerel are becoming more prevelant around 12 Mile but are still sitting deep. Out wider along the south end of Caloundra Wide there are some Mahi Mahi and big Mackerel landed on trolled baits using downriggers. Best spots are the middle of the Barwon Banks to the North End.
The estuaries are firing for some fantastic whiting, bream and flathead. Pipi's and prawns are working well for the bread and butter species. Labalsa Park have seen some trevally on small chrome lure and soft plastics along the edges of the drop offs. Minyama Island has some Mangrove Jack and Trevally with little fingermark all over most bridges.

January 8
At Budina the beach is producing some nice Whiting,Dart,Bream and Flathead along our beaches early morning and late afternoon with the chance of Jew at the top of the tide after dark,wher as in the river has been getting progressively better with some nice Mudcrabs in the upper reaches and Jacks on live Baits at night along with reports of some Quality golden Trevally.

January 9
The offshore bounty is increasing the further we enter the summer period we have plenty of bait schools and little tuna around busting up at the inside reefs. Mackerel are surfacing on the occasion around these schools but are genuinely sitting deep. Trolling baits and diving lures are best and the use of a downrigger or planer will also aid in the capture of some quality Mackerel. The middle of the Banks through to the North are best grounds with Caloundra Wide working well for some bottom fishing. Caloundra 8-12 Mile is worth fishing for Mackerel and the prospect of some nice squire also. Coolum is another good spot around Arkwright Shoals with plenty of bait in the area it does tend to fire.
Kawana Beaches will be my pick for entertainment as the Dart are in and the occasional Flatty and Whiting. Labalsa Park is a great spot for the high tides around the Basin and the Boat Ramp.
Tonight I would be fishing the High Tide for sure along the beach front and use some nice slabs of strip bait and squid to try and land a nice Jew Fish.
Offshore has been fished heavily with the weather being fair through the christmas break. Mackerel are here in some good numbers but are difficult to fish for as they are around the bait balls and sitting very deep in the water. Down riggers are whats needed to get to the fish. Mahi Mahi are in great numbers out at the Barwon Banks with plenty of bait and good fish boated from the surface and the bottom. If your anchoring up a burley pot off the anchor line is a must with the odd cubed pilly on the surface for the pelagics. Float a pilly or slimy out the back also. If your drifting a sea anchor is well worth the buy as this will slow the drift and covering territory is a massive boost to your catch rate like burley.

January 10
The reports are in with the mackerel sitting deep but are more than willing to come up to the surface to investigate. Live baits are working if you do not have a downrigger at your disposal but the deeper the better for the Spanish. Spotties are being caught on small Slimies and Pilchards.
Whiting are widespread and there is plenty of action on the beaches. The New Moon is here and the night fishing for mangrove jacks and other species will be improved.

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Dean Lovelock
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