Report Thur 25th May 06

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Report Thur 25th May 06

Post by Brad » Sat May 27, 2006 6:01 am

The Jumpinpin area has fished well for tailor, with catches being reported at all stages of the tide. The mouth of Swan Bay has held a few better quality specimens, which are feeding along the edges of the ledge on the falling tide. The Kalinga Bank stretch has been a good option on the rising tide and it also pays to have a small chrome slug rigged and ready if you are down towards the bar area, as they can pop up anywhere at any time.

A few flathead have been taken by anglers trolling lures at Jumpinpin with most of the major gutters and creeks worth trolling or even drifting whitebait, frogmouth pillies or hardiheads on a snelled hook rig.

The Pine Rivers area is still producing good numbers of school flathead, whiting and bream. The Wells have been fishing well for flathead, with the shore-based anglers accessing the best action. Casting flies, soft plastics and even minnow lures on the last of the falling tide has been exceptionally productive. Fishing from the Hornibrook Bridge at night has produced good numbers of whiting and bream as well as the occasional flathead and tailor.

Tailor, quality bream and the occasional legal squire have been taken from the Woody Point Jetty at night.

The front of Bribie Island is still holding good schools of tuna, predominately frigates and small mack tuna with the occasional showing of longtails, especially close to the beach on the early morning rising tides. Chrome slugs and flies have been productive.

Tailor and dart have been caught in most of the gutters along the front of Bribie Beach.

A few school mackerel are still around the beacons in the northern bay as well as the Rous Channel and Rainbow Channel.

Good numbers of squire and a few quality snapper have been taken around the bay islands with the anglers fishing plastics doing the best. Fresh baits have also worked well with the best results coming around the change of the tide.

The occasional school of longtails have been working the area between the Measured Mile, Mud Island and the Greasy Hole on the making tide.

Plenty of whiting have been caught around the bay, however you will have to keep ahead of the netters for good results. Live worms have been best but thin strips of squid and the Berkley Gulp worms have also worked well.

A few schools of tailor have been found around the mouth of the Pumicestone Passage from the Bribie Bridge out to the tripod beacon. The lights around the bridge often attract baitfish at night and therefore schools of tailor are also present. Casting small chrome slugs, drifting frogmouth pillies and casting clouser flies and surf candies are just some of the popular ways of catching them. About one in five will be legal but they can be a lot of fun anyway. If you are after a bit of a challenge, use one for live bait, fished on the bottom on at least 15kg line. When you hook one of the large resident shovelnoses, hang on, as you will really have a fight on your hands.

May your bait be nervous.

Gordon Macdonald
Tackle Warehouse
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