Report 30/9/16

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Report 30/9/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:58 pm

September 27
Offshore has seen some good sizes of fish. It seems that the catch rates are down slightly but the quality is up. Jumbo Pillies seem to be doing the damage on Pearlies and Large Snapper out wide. The floating whole Pilly has picked up a few as well. The Mackerel are starting to move in and there are some kingfish coming in also. There were a couple of reports of small kingfish around the Blinker and the shark nets but they didn't have much size about them. Still great fun though.
The rivers are biting hard on the bream with plenty of flathead in the maroochy and Pumicestone Passage. Look for the fringes of weed beds and sand banks for them. Soft plastics and drifting baits have worked well.


September 28
Morning report: The sweetlip are moving in on the closer reefs of the Gneerings, Raper Shoal, Currimundi and Coolum. The deeper you fish the better the variety will be. Find the bait schools and there will be the odd Mackerel and Kingfish around them. Snapper are still being caught at a good size and Pearl Perch are quite large in the deeper waters off The Barwon Banks and Caloundra Wide. The Mooloolah River is holding more whiting and flathead around the rivermouth and boat ramp with Bream in big numbers. Soft plastics and poppers have caught some decent whiting around the basin and Pike are hanging around structure.
Afternoon report: The New moon is on Saturday so if this rain comes the high tide in the rivers with live bait will be my best bet for the Mangrove Jack's that should be starting to get active over the coming weeks as the water warms up. Fish of the day today goes to Peter who got this 800mm+ Mackerel Tuna on a Trolled Roosta Popper in Moreton bay and this fish smashed this lure off the surface while it was being towed though a feeding school.
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September 29
On the weekend forecasts are predicting winds below 15 knots and sunny skies for the both Saturday and Sunday, this should mean that the off-shore fisherman can get out for a fish and if we get a bit of decent rain over the next 24hrs we should have some great fishing this weekend. Quality Whiting are still being taken along LaBalsa Park and Kawana beach and some nice Dusky Flathead have been Taken on Plastics in Parearra Channel there are starting to be a few Mackerel around on the in-shore reefs as well so its definately worth while floating a livie or a Pilly.
Here's a photo of a perfect eating size Blue Groper caught by local "Gun" Spearo' Nathan Millard who speared this fish on the shallow grounds just off Point Cartwright. Other Spear fisherman have informed me that there are lots of them around to over 40kg and 1.2m in length but at that size not only are they too beautiful to kill but they're not good on the plate. Well done Nathan. The next Photo is of a 27cm Bream these young lads caught while fishing from the LaBalsa park boat ramp pontoon yesterday afternoon.
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September 30
It's Friday once again and the forecasts for the weekend calls for Sunny days with cool crisp mornings and a top of 27 degrees and in my books that is just perfect weather, for the off-shore fisherman the winds shouldn't go much over 15 knots on Saturday but it definately looks as though Sunday will be the better day with westerly winds in the morning and well under a metre of swell keeping conditions more or less glassed out for the majority of the day, there are still a few good Snapper being taken in the deeper water off the Barwon banks and Caloundra wide marks and the deep water east of Caloundra is still producing some nice Pearl Perch as well as Trag Jew.
The rivers should get a good Giddy-up from the rain over the last 24hrs so time to dust off the crab pots and get them ready for a soak as they have been getting a few from reports, the Flat should be out and about and other than some good size Whiting and bream there have been quite a few Golden Trevally being caight along LaBalsa Park and around the Mooloolah River mouth. After a good down pour soaked the coast before dawn this morning we awoke to a beautiful morning with barely a breath of wind and 1.5m swell at Point Cartwright with more Northerly in it than i can ever remember seeing.

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