Report 11/10/16

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 11/10/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:08 pm

October 8
Morning report: The fishing has been quite magnificent, with a vast variety of fish caught in the rivers and offshore. Snapper are still being caught along with some terrific Pearlies in the deeper waters off Caloundra Wide and The Barwon Banks. Sweetlip are plentyful on the inside reefs and some cracking tusk fish are being boated as well. There are some little Kingfish tormenting the shark nets and the Blinker on occasions with some mackerel showing up as well. Floating the Jumbo Pillies and/or Slimies off the back will hopefully land you a nice Mackerel and soft plastics have worked well for small Kingy's.
The rivers and estuaries are firing on all cylinders with bream, whiting and flathead. The Mooloolah River has a few decent bream lurking around with some cracking trevally turning up. The basin is holding up plenty of whiting and small flathead along the drop off ledge and the boat ramp has had a good mixed bag with alot of bream and the odd big golden trevally. The Pumicestone Passage has a lot of Bream around the structures with plenty of whiting around Golden Beach and flathead are around on the edges of fast moving current. The Maroochy is fast being renowned for plenty of good sized flathead. Soft plastics and covering the ground is key for this.
I had the opportunity to flick some plastics in the Mooloolah and Pumicestone Passage and what did the damage for me was 2.5" Zman Grubz in greasy prawn and Zman Slim Swimz in pearl.
Afternoon report: Anglers have been getting pearlies, snapper and the odd mackerel. Tusk fish have been caught with relative consistency as well. Pillies and squid were the best baits and jigging with softplastics and flutter jigs worked when the fish went a little quiet. The rivers have an abundance of Bream with good catches of flathead and whiting. I had a good run of Bream and Flathead in the Mooloolah around Labalsa Park and the basin using prawns and soft plastics and I also had a chance to hit the Pumicestone Passage for a few crackers as well. This photo comes courtesy of Damon McLean. He headed south of the Banks and got 1 good tusky (but if he had hit the spot before sunrise it may have been a better session). They nailed a couple of Tuna on bait jigs on 1-3kg set up and decided to head off for table fish. Next stop, out to the 70-80m line and drifted till they found a nice feature holding pearlies. Caught 7 with 4 legal. Pillies were all that was working in the water less than 60m, and pearlies only interested in squid.

October 10
The rivers and estuaries have had an abundence of flathead in recent weeks as there are plenty of juvenile flatties around with some monsters also been caught up and down the sunshine coast. Bream are plentyful and I witnessded palot hanging around the boat ramp at Labalsa Park yesterday afternoon.
Mack Tuna are starting to get thicker as there have been reports of them taking soft plastics, floated pillies and little Tuna Catcher trolling rigs. Out wide there have been some cracking Pearlies and Snapper with a few AJ's, Kingfish and Cobia too. The inside reefs have a few Parrot and Grassies ready to catch for the table.

October 11
At this stage Thursday looks like a good day, with wind and swell at a low point in the morning. The rivers and upper reaches are going to be the better place this week in general. The Mackerel are moving in offshore with the daylight sticking around longer and the days warming up. There are more reports of mangrove jack lurking in the snags of the Maroochy and Mooloolah Rivers. Soft plastics and trolled hard bodies have worked a treat with live baiting at night a great way to snag the bigger ones.

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