Report Mon 2 Apr 07

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Report Mon 2 Apr 07

Post by Brad » Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:07 am

Hervey Bay
The keen fisho that did venture out in between the gale force winds this week, did fairly good with school mackerel and board bar mackerel caught off Maringa bommie and the mouth off the Burrum river early morning with live herring. The mackerel do become hesitant to dead baits later in the morning. Hot mackerel sessions usually only last up until to 8am.

Still good Blackall and Grassy sweetlip at dusk and dawn at Gatakers, Point Vernon, the top of Woody Island and just outside the Urangan boat harbor at night. Small snapper have turn up in the bay, most of these fish are under the 35cm though. Plate size coral trout coming off moon ledge and Sammie’s.

This weekends tides are great for fishing off the beaches for whiting and gar fish. There are some big Gar fish schooling up off Shelly beach at the moment. Use yabbies and burley up.

Tuna are still nonexistent in the bay, and right throughout the straits but some long tail tuna have been spotted up in Platypus Bay area.

Toss in the crab traps this weekend as the bigger tides should have flushed the rivers and creeks. No sign of the prawn as yet, but we can not have a prawn season.

Rainbow Beach Tackle. ph 07 54863442

Wayne reports good catches of whiting off the beaches with the odd dart and flathead being landed as well. Mud crabs in good number around the T-Bar creek area. Inskip is producing some good Flathead and Bream.

Offshore; Pearl perch are definitely on the run at the moment. Wayne also tells me that Spanish Mackerel and big Cobia are getting caught out wider. The Spotty Mackerel are in closer throughout the straits.
Baitrunner Fishing Charters Rainbow Beach Ph 07 54868666.

Pearl Perch was the fish of the week aboard the Baitrunner. But Coral Trout and good size Snapper were also amongst the prized fish caught out from the Bottom Bar. The winds did hamper some fishing trips.

Freshwater Report.

Lenthals Dam has definitely slowed due to those raging south east winds. It’s a matter of finding the warmer areas and working the surface with Tango Dancers or Zip’n Ziggy Lures.
The Squidgy Soft Plastics are also worth a try around the structures.

Tim from Tackle World Bundaberg has found Monduran to be very similar. He was on the dam earlier in the week and had to work extremely hard to land 2 Barra. He suggests the woody structure around the islands in the main basin. Find the warmer water and you should find the Barra. Classic Barra Lures in the bright colours were the pick, with Tim trying several Lure types that day.

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