Report 7/4/19

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 7/4/19

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:10 am

April fools day has come and gone and the weather has finally settled and if we go on previous years the fishing should continue as good as it has been all year,the weather on the week end was fantastic with lots of boats out and the southern bay produced plenty of excellent size whiting on the legal side of amity banks and in the small boat passage and the rous,lots of boats saying hard to get but remember these small tides there is not much run for a long time so as the tide slows so does the bite,you need too give the boat a push or cast and retrieve slowly rather then waiting for the drift ,to make the whiting chase.

The school mackerel are starting to increase in size and closer in plenty around the hope banks and plenty on the north eastern side of the chain banks on harries artificial side ,tuna schools were working on the week end and some nice ones caught ,sometimes it took one cast and other time 100 thats tuna fishing in the bay,34 gm chrome slugs work the best ,lets hope the spotty numbers increase over the next few weeks as i dont think 3 from last week constitute them being in the bay..we can only hope but not holding my breath.

Reef fishing was a little slow with plenty of small bull sharks and cat fish flushed out of the rivers and making a mess of the baits while fishing for reef fish in the shallow reefs,if you are getting big hits and not hooking up its not you its the cat fish.


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Re: Report 7/4/19

Post by Laney » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:40 pm

Some spotties in Northern bay.
Managed to pick one up on a floating pillie north of pearl channel.

Indeed Sunday was a cracker day.

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Re: Report 7/4/19

Post by sperok » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:56 pm

Nice couple of days a little breezy this afternoon but nice and calm early in the morning not my favourite tide for squire fishing but tide and wind in the same direction made it a little easier managed one nice squire and dropped a couple ,thats what happens when you go in to put the kettle on,it was also the perfect time to see if the squid were back at green and the with an incomming tide and a northerly i could take the boat in 3 ft of water and drift in the direction without worrying about getting stuck in the shallows(which has happened ) and there were plenty of squid schools in groups of 4 to 6 a little spooky in the real shallow water but aggresive as you dropped in the deeper water.lots of fun and did not get inked which was good news.
A little work on the old girl in the next few days as it looks like a little breezy.
Plenty of big theadfin in the mouth of the brisbane river on whole live herring and the whiting have started to improve a little in the small boat channel but only in small pockets but still in good numbers and quality on the legal size of the amity banks,with plenty of squid swimming around.

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Re: Report 7/4/19

Post by sperok » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:52 pm

Thats good news regarding spottys,hope the winds ease so we can get up there from the southern bay,managed a couple of hours today as i wanted to fish the outgoing tide with the south westerly got 5 nice fish sweetlip a squire and a big bream at green island but the south westerly went to southerly and it became not very comfortable at least got the boat out for a run..maybe winds will ease early next week lets hope so.


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