Report 14/2/17

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 14/2/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:17 pm

February 10
Mangrove Jack should be on the chew across the high tide at night with Livies or well presented fresh dead-baits and there have been quite a few Sunny Coast Barra being caught since the re-opening of the season.
Brad Gow caught this Yellow-tail Emperor (at the Banks i think it was). These little guys are an exception to the sweetlip family rule as they reach sexual maturity at a smaller size and don't grow as big overall and thus just like the Grass Sweetlip are held to a slightly smaller size limit than Spangled (45cm) Redthroat(38cm) or Long-Nose(also 38cm). Brad says he has caught a few well over their legal size of 25cm and these fish are re-knowned as a sweet table fish.
Pic 2: Jarrad fished deep last saturday to land this awesome spanish mackerel which was hooked right on the sea floor from his Kayak.
Pic 3: An awesome pic from the River is this beautiful 45cm sunshine coast Mangrove Jack which was one of four caught and released by Courey.

February 13
It seems the reef is firing with parrot and tuskfish. There are some good snapper caught in the deeper water. There is still the odd Pearl Perch and Saturday was the pick of the days for the reef and the surface pelagics. Tuna, mackerel and wahoo were all caught with various lures and baits.
However, offshore is a no go for at least the next 3 days, but the rivers are alive with herring and prawns at the moment. This means that all your bread and butter species and your small trevally should be enticed to get on the bite. Soft plastics and live bait are the best for trevally, mangrove jack and flathead. Prawns, whitebait and baby pillies should get you most species.
Below is a good haul from the banks on Saturday with tuskies in good numbers this is not the only haul I have heard about. But for Corey this is a good number of fish shared with family and friends.

February 14
There isn't much to report in regards to fishing so far at the begining of the week due to the high wind and big swell. The prawns are starting to school around the mouths and inlet entrances of the bigger rivers south of us and hopefully soon we will get them in the passage as well. There is plenty of bait in the rivers with alot of herring and mullet. Trevally are lurking around the bridges with mangrove jack the most highly sought after fish this time of the year.

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