Report 12/2/16

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 12/2/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:39 pm

February 10
After all the rain, as expected, the rivers are fishing incredibly well with lots of Flathead, Grunter Bream and Mangrove Jack being caught over the last couple of days. The Yellowfin Bream have also been out in force with lots of fish around the 25-28cm mark around with night time high tides producing best with prawns as bait and don't forget to put a live herring out on the big line for a Jack. Speaking of Mangrove jack there have been a few caught in Lake Currimundi over the last couple of days, but as i mention later on in this article be careful where you step.

At this stage it looks as though the weather is not going to co-opperate for off-shore fishing this week with 20-25kt off-shore right through till sunday before a northerly change where folks may have a window but my concern is that the swell left over from the strong winds over the weekend. we have a High tide of 1.68m at 9:36PM this evening and with the new Moon last night its the perfect time to go wet a line.

Attached are a couple of pics taken at Currimundi Lake yesterday of a little fish swimming in the shallows that i would describe as a Stonefish. Although very small these little guys can pack quite a punch -- I know from experience. There have been a few stonefish caught in nets and occasionally on lines in the area lately. Watch your kids and make sure any area they are swimming in is safe, and show them what to look for. If you get stung, get to a hospital as soon as possible. If, as happened to me, you're a 4hr drive from a hospital, put the affected area in water as hot as you can stand, and then keep adding more hot water until the pain starts to subside (the heat breaks down the proteins in the venom). Be careful not to burn the victim as boiling water feels better than the pain of the stonefish's venom. This has been a public safety message brought to you by Kawana Bait and Tackle, and for any further info please don't hesitate to call the shop.

February 11
Morning report:
Trevally, Bream and Flathead are working the bait in the Mooloolah River with soft plastics doing the damage with drifting prawns and small pilly's also.
The beaches have some deep cut out gutters and will be easier to fish as the swell dies down.
Afternoon report:
It looks like fishing the rivers is still the best bet with reports of some nice GT’s and Golden Trevally feeding on baitfish around structure and lots of Flathead on the flats and around the sandbars in all the local systems. The Gutters on Kawana beach will be the place to head once the wind and swell drops of on Sunday afternoon but until then its definitely worth baiting up a Crab pot or two and having a fish in the rivers on the turn of the high tide or the start of the run in.

February 12
There have been some nice Mangrove Jack reported to have been caught along the coast with twin Waters and Currimundi lake being just a couple of the spots that have been producing good fish, also with good amounts of bait fish up in the system at high tide there have been quite a few of the highly predatory Barracuda around the 40-50cm mark which give a good fight and are not bad eating at all either if you haven’t got anything better in the esky. It looks as though the forecast for the weekend is more of the same with a strong wind warning current for the coast and scattered showers but there will still be plenty of chances for a fish with some great catches around the place throughout the week this week already.

Tight Lines
Dean Lovelock

Kawana Bait & Tackle
Shop 5, Buddina Shops, 8 Point Cartwright Dr, Kawana
PH: (07) 5444 5551

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