Weekly Report 30 May 10

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Weekly Report 30 May 10

Post by Brad » Sun May 30, 2010 8:04 am

LAND BASED
The northern beaches have been on fire at the moment, with big flathead and XOS whiting coming from fresh baits during the day on the turn of the tide. Of a night time the run of big grunter have continued with the lead up to the moon. Live bait and fresh slab baits have been most effective with once again the start of the run out the best time to be concentrating your efforts. The upper reaches of the Bohle has produced some good jacks and barra on DOA prawns cast in the deeper holes. Fish up to 72cm have been caught in about 1 metre of water up in the Bohle, a clear indication that you don’t need much water to find good fish. Pallarenda has also followed the northern beaches trend and produced big queenfish and salmon on similar tides. It won’t be long before we hear of some good grunter reports to come from Pallarenda as well.

INSHORE
From reports the barra seem to have made the switch from live mullet to live prawn offerings. During the cooler months live prawns will be the most effective bait offering as the barras metabolism slows right down. Lure enthusiasts will also find switching to timber or non rattling lures will also improve their success rate. Keep in mind the DOA prawn and Koolabung blade lure is a proven winter big barra lure and a must have in the tackle box. Some cracker bream up to 40cm have been tormenting lure enthusiasts in the Bohle and Morrissey’s of late, with almost any lure size getting nailed from deep in the snags. Bream can be spotted sitting near the surface of snags this time of year, and will pounce on any lure cast within striking range. While we’re on winter species some monster flathead have been caught on the troll off the edge of sandbars in the Haughton. An effective method for catching big flathead and they hit harder than you think. Hand casting small minnows and lightly weighted soft plastics work a treat on flathead particularly on an outgoing tide. But the key to finding flathead is to scout out the sand bars on the low tide, as flathead leave an indent in the sand as indication to wear they have been lying in ambush.

OFFSHORE & BAY
Some awesome weather over the weekend saw near glassed out conditions from the boat ramp all the way to the reef, with some fantastic reports coming in as well. Many couldn’t fail as coral trout, red throat and Spanish mackerel were co-operative and abundant taking all kinds of bait and artificial offerings. Reliable reports have stemmed from areas such as the slashers group and grub reef. It seems you cannot miss catching Spanish mackerel at the moment, with reports coming in thick from Maggie shoals and from the reef. By far the best lures have been the red and black laser pro and the new Bolt Mystique lure in red. Good to hear the red reports from the Maggie shoals area has continued with good numbers of large mouth nannygai and the odd red emperor about. These reports should improve as we get deeper into winter as these red fish move into shallower water. Good size queenfish and golden trevallys have taken residence on inshore wrecks of late with both species renown for smashing metal slices and buck tail jigs.

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Re: Weekly Report 30 May 10

Post by pockets81 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:46 pm

After alot of walking and draggin the old tinny up to the far reaches i only managed to get in about 20 min of fishing ( the rest of the time i was scouting for future snags! ) and was rewarded witha nice 57cm flatty. Now i have an understanding of the system i will endevour to spend a bit more time flicking around! There are alot of great snags up there with alot of activity around them.

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