Report 4/11/16

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 4/11/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:06 pm

November 1
Offshore has seen plenty of mixed bagged species with jumbo pillies and slimy's the best baits for big cod, snapper and pearlies. The Barwon Banks were the best performers locally with the inside reefs holding a few grassies. Mackerel and Kingfish have been spotted around Old Woman and the blinker. The Mooloolah River is holding the variety too. Whiting, Flathead and Bream are the number one species but there has been an increase of trevally with the warmer temperatures.The upper reaches have had some mangrove jack and monster whiting. Bass are starting to show plenty of promise with the brackish water holding the big ones. This rain will definately help. This photo is of Belinda with an absolute cracking Golden Trevally. Caught using our small baby pillies. This 72cm monster was caught at Labalsa Park.

November 2
Offshore has had it rough with no clear weather pattern. The bait schools aren't in full force yet but as the days pass they are getting closer. There are reports of kingy's around the blinker and old woman island with a few school mackerel schools popping up more frequently as well. There are no big reports of spanish but they are moving in with a few caught over the last 3-4 weeks. Follow the bait and you should hopefully bag 1. The wrecks are holding grinners but jigging soft plastics are working for big cobia and the odd Jew. Live bait has enticed big cod as well. The rivers are full of life with more herring starting to show up and a report of small queenies around the river mouth. Big bream and trevally are around and are caught using small pillies and unweighted prawns. Soft plastics are the best for flatties and beach worms for the whiting.

November 3
Morning report: I have received reports of some Spainish mackerel being taken at the 5 mile off Caloundra although not in huge numbers they are best targeted using slow trolled Gar or livebaits and also a report has reached me of lots of School Mackerel at the Shark nets at Kawana beach with livebaits and micro jigs producing a few early morning, the beach is definately fishable today with a few reports of some big Whiting being caught in "The Pocket" on the first of the in coming tide with Beach worms being the best bait there, the river fishing is definately hotting up with reports of some great Mangrove Jacks to 60cm being caught around the top of the tide and Dawn and Dusk(my advise would be to get to your favourite fishing spot at sunset and fish with livebaits and fresh strip Mullet right through to the turn of the tide tide tonight around 11pm), there have also being some cracking Flathead taken on Plastis in the Mooloolah river with one of our customers having the best luck on out Zman 4 inch dieZel MinnowZ in "Gold Rush" but also saying "Calico Candy" has rewarded him with a fish or two last year as well, there are still a few Bream around as well as a few Golden Trevally with most being caught on floated baby Blue Pilchards on Small sets of gangs.
Afternoon report: The bait from reports is out off currimundi if anyone is looking for livies and there have been a couple of Cobia caught on them on the barge wreck over the last week on the turn of the top of the tide being the best time, and the Mooloolaba Game Fishing Club FAD(Fish Agregating Device) was re-deployed on Tuesday so get ready to go chasing some Dolphin fish around that. Had an amazing day out on "The Hards" on Saturday charged out at 5am to Old Woman and managed to get a few live baits(Whiptails as there was no Yakka's or Slimmies we could find)and then back into the harbour to pick up a couple of friends and then we set a course for The Hards managing 18-20 knots head on into the North-easterly blowing 10-15 knots behind a 1m easterly swell which made the trip just a little uncomfortable but got us to our mark in 60m of water on the top of the hards by 9:30am after prospecting a couple of smaller rocks on the way out, the day started off pretty slow but after finding some good structure and getting the anchor where we wanted it so we hung right over it we started to get a few fish in the boat, the best fish of the day included a 75cm snapper landed by Ronnie, a nice Tuskfish by Holly and my 25+kg Amberjack that gave me wonderfully sore arms the following day.

November 4
Morning report: A few tinnies are already working the area around the sharknets at Kawana beach after word that the School Mackerel are around, Saturday(tomorrow) morning the wind will be westerly so there will be a good chance early on to get out for a fish in close before the northerlies blow up, there have been a few Grass Sweetlip and Tuskfish caught at the Gneerings and if you are chasing Livies the bait is hanging on the wide Currimundi Grounds, I also had a mate who got a couple of nice Bream(30cm+26cm) yesterday afternoon at Currimundi Beach on our Baby Blue Pilchards we sell here at the shop setup on a small set of gang-hooks. The same rig has been responsible for a few beautiful Golden trevally that have been caught over the last week in the lower reaches of the Mooloolah river with the turn of the tide producing the best results.
Afternoon report: there have been reports of the odd School mackerel caught around point cartwright and conditions should allow a morning fish before it blows up,there have been some decent Bream, Whiting and dart caught along Kawana Beach by working the gutters with prawns and beach Worms and in the river Bream Whiting and flathead on the turn of the tides and early morning and late afternoons also a few nice Golden Trevally in the lower reaches of the river being caught on floated pilchards or whole prawns. I also heard a story today of a Kayak fisherman who last night pulled a beast of Mangrove Jack at 57cm form under the Pareara channel bridge in the wee hours of this morning using a 3" red and white soft vibe in a tiger pattern. We have just passed a low tide of 0.56m at 5:05pm and are on the run-in to a high tide tonight of 1.18m at 10:39pm tonight here at Mooloolaba and here are the tides for tomorrow. The following photos were sent in by Brad who got these Beautiful Snapper and a lovely cobia at the Barwon Banks fishing 64-68m of water.

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