Weekly Report 30 May 10

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Weekly Report 30 May 10

Post by Brad » Sun May 30, 2010 8:07 am

Along the beaches there’s been some nice summer whiting caught on the incoming tide using yabbies and worms. The rock groynes have been a popular spot along with Shelly Beach. Bream are also being picked up with the better specimens landed at night. Soft plastics and ganged white pilchards have been working well on flathead. This week there’s been plenty of good size bream caught at the Urangan Pier during day and night. Best baits have been small herring and gut baits, fresh bait being the key. The first channel has also produced some quality flathead and summer whiting. Longtail tuna, school and spanish mackerel have been the main targets off the end of the pier. Live baits have been working best fished under a float. The odd chopper tailor is also being caught, just remember to check your sizes before keeping a few for a feed.

The Kingfisher Jetty has also seen the arrival of a few chopper tailor. Live and dead baits, soft plastics, spoons and hardbody lures have all been working. Bream can be found around the pylons and are of good size. Flathead can also be targeted on livies and soft plastics. Don’t forget a squid jig as there’s a few local squid around. There’s been plenty of big bream around River Heads and the creek mouths. Fresh baits like mullet fillets, gut, prawns and strips of gar has been woking best. Soft plastics and vibes are worth a try and are quite effective when fished on light tackle. Flathead and cod are also on offer. Winter whiting have been pretty patch, with plenty of toads in between. Yabbies, worms and gulp worms have been the baits of choice fished on the drift. Don’t forget a possession limit of 50 per person applies to winter whiting and is being enforced.Reports from Gatakers have consisted of bream, grass sweetlip, blackall, cod and the odd grunter. Fish are being caught both on the rocks and in the boat. Fishing light is the key, using minimal weight to allow your bait to drift around. The inshore reefs have been producing the usual species including cod, sweetlip, blackall, mackerel and the odd snapper. The Fairway Buoy has also produced the odd quality snapper along with mackerel, tuna and queenfish on livies.

Rainbow Beach Charters - BaitRunner
Conditions have not been ideal offshore this week, and we are in a changeable weather pattern as we get towards Winter. We just had the 1 trip this week and the boys landed a nice feed of reefies on the wider grounds. The main species landed were snapper, sweetlip, moses & pearl perch, and hussar.I don't have any reports on the mackerel this week but with a return to sunny weather there could still be a chance to land a few.Conditions this weekend look better than last by the forecast, so hopefully we can give you a more detailed report next week. Beach conditions are brilliant for driving and the lagoon at DI Point is like it was years ago- very accessable. Beach Fishing has improved with the westerlies with a few big tailor being landed, with quite a few big jewies Nth of Rainbow and down on Teewah Beach. In the Straits I have had no reports of mud crabs, but there are still plenty of longtails about.
Thats it for this week, Good Fishing. Tony Stewart. 54868666.

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Fishing Report from Local Guide, Mark “Bargy” Bargenquast.
The south westerly winds have started to make there presence felt with water temperatures dropping 3 degrees last week, these captures were made by several clients during the week, after the floods down the mary and burrum rivers it looks like a big snapper season ahead and hopefully some great longtail tuna action at the southern end of fraser island.

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