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Nicole Penfold
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Report 17/1/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:35 pm

January 14
The offshore scene is alive this week with plenty of Mackerel and billfish caught out withing the sunshine coast catchment area. Trolling large Garfish, Slimies and our Jumbo Pillies have worked a real treat over the last few days. The grassies and parrot have turned up as well so there is a bit of a mixed bag to be caught at the moment. Trolling has worked well but the bunching of boats has been known to drive the fish deep in the water column and turn them off the bite. Heading north up to collum has been the pick along with south around currimundi and caloundra 8-12 mile. There are a few good parrot fish and grass sweetlip caught on the local reefs with still the very odd squire caught on a dropper rig.
The estuaries are still holding great catches of trevally, bream whiting and flathead. The elusive Mangrove Jack has been the number one targeted species for the sports angler. Zman Swimmerz are a great choice in the calico candy colour and live bait have done a lot of damage. With the jelly prawns growing fast it would be recomended to start using the prawn lures to target species in the rivers.
This mack was caught by Matthew Woods who was only out for a quick session to take up the time while the girls had a lunch break in caloundra. A half hour troll outside the Caloundra bar got this beauty.

January 16
We are seeing a few mahi mahi turn up out wide with a few rats in close. The spanish turned on at the end of last week around Coolum and Caloundra 8 mile. Trolling an X-rap with a downrigger assist worked well as they were sitting very deep. Trolling a few gar a slimies were the best pick of the troll baits. Grassies and parrot have been caught at most of the reef marks with the current pumping at Murpheys over the last few days if its dropped of it will be a spot to have a look at. We're seeing a large amount of golden trevally around the trawlers, bridges and along labalsa park. The best bait is small baby blue pillies and soft plastic lures. Bream are a mainstay at the boat ramps but the impressive catches of whiting are in pumicestone passage around river and canal entrances.

January 17
There have been a couple of reports of some big Jewfish getting around off Point Cartwright with one up around the 15kg mark and another that was taken at Bray's rock along with a big GT and Cobia. Beach fishing has been producing quite a few good size Whiting on the first of the run-in tides and there has been the odd decent Dart in amoungst them too, and as i watched from the lookout at point Cartwright this morning a man got a good size Bream out of "The Pocket".
Game species that are in good numbers at the moment include Black marlin, Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel and Dolphin Fish. The Inner reefs have been a few Reefies such as Tuskies and the odd Grassey and Squire and the Beaches are seeing some nice Whiting on the first of the run-in tide.
some big Flathead are also being taken around the Mooloolah river along with Bream Whiting Flathead and Trevally.
Our photo's for today were sent into us firstly by Courey who caught this thumper of a 40cm Summer/Sand Whiting on a surface lure and next we have a pic of a 8kg Jewfish and a Big Blubberlip Bream caught off Point Cartwright.

Kawana Bait & Tackle
Shop 5, Buddina Shops, 8 Point Cartwright Dr, Kawana
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