Report 19/4/16

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 19/4/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:25 pm

April 16
Morning Report: April is the season for large Spanish mackerel so trolling big Dead baits like Bonito, school Mackerel, Slimy's and even the spanish flag (Stripey as a live bait) will do the trick. Lures like the Rapala X-Rap trolled as fast as 12 knots but 9-10 knots is best.
The local waterways have seen plenty of small trevally with Bream starting to come on the bite a bit more. The Mooloolah River mouth has seen some small schools of Queenfish and Pike around the Rivermouth the rocks are still holding some school Mackerel. The basin has plenty of whiting and the boat ramp is a great easy to fish spot for some Golden Trevally, Bream and flathead.
Afternoon Report: The beaches have seen a few small tailor, bream and plenty of dart while off Pt Cartwright rocks there have been some small tuna, trevally and school mackerel and the odd grassy and grunter. Using small pillies and squid are working well but soft plastics and strip baits are working best off the rocks. There is a last ditch run of mangrove jack and bass in the upper reaches around the structure with trevally hitting baitfish with bream in the canals. Big Mackerel are around but avoid burley as there have been a few sharks around. Grass sweetlip have been in good numbers off the Gneerings so that should be enough to fill your dinner plate.
Belinda Bedggood with a nice Golden Trevally caught on a small pillie at the boat ramp.
April 17
The fishing around the local rivers has been very steady with plenty of variety as we enter into the seasonal change. This morning was quite cold and the bream are becoming more abundant. Jew fish should start to get more prevalent around the next new moon phase. Small tailor have been caught off the rocks and on the Kawana beach front. This may be a good sign as it’s a little early for them. Inside the Mooloolah River mouth there have been little schools of queenfish and pike. Small chrome lures and whitebait are very good for catching these. Small paddle tail soft plastics will also work. Whiting and Bream are around the boat ramp and the basin with small trevally lurking around the canals and ledges.
Chris with a 32cm bream caught at his favorite local spot.
April 18
Morning Report: The reefs have produced about a 2 spanish mackerel per boat average over the last 2 weeks. There are a few rat Mahi Mahi around and some big grassies. Pillies, squid and soft plastics have done most of the damage while for the Spanish big spoon lures, X-Rap divers and livies have been working a real treat.
Afternoon report: There have been plenty of Grassies around the inside reefs for most anglers to catch and eat. Over the next 6 weeks this is where the big Mackerel are caught and the only way to get your big one is through persistance and timing. Fishing the high tide has worked and when the sun is out they seem to be more aggressive. Troll dead bait, X-raps and livies for best results or float a pilly out the back while catching a feed of grassies.
Lochie with a nice longnose trevally.
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