Weekly Report 8 Jan 13

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Weekly Report 8 Jan 13

Post by Brad » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:21 pm

Not fantastic weather in the past week but with the run we have enjoyed....who cares. The fishing has been awesome and that includes all types and species right across the Sunshine Coast. The mangrove jack have been really on the chew and quality fish around the 2kg mark are being caught around Twin Waters, the Maroochy River and the canals around Pelican Waters and mangroves within the Pumistone Passage. We have enjoyed sessions of six or more fish without casting a live bait out at all. Small blades and 10cm yo-zuri crystal minnow lures both floating and sinking have been dynamite on them. Of course the back up has been poddy mullet but how good is it that you don't need to use livies.

Flathead are also around everywhere at the moment along with whiting and bream. Now livies have been accounting for heaps of flathead around the 50-60cm mark and they are usually sitting on the edge of the drop offs. Trevally are taking anything from a soft plastic through to smaller hardbodied lures but the early mornings have been by far the best time to target them. A few have been hanging around the deep channel areas at Gemini Towers so look at the pontoon area in the wee hours of the morning. The cod hole has seen some nice chopper tailor smashing bait schools around mid morning so know doubt the big predators are not far away. I am surprised that more barra have not been caught with the conditions lately around that area.

Offshore has been limited over the past few days and the northerlies have set in for the rest of the week by the look of it. Still worth looking at some smaller marlin fishing if it is possible because they have been running red hot. Smaller marlin around the mid 30kg mark are common place but there are still fish around 50kg in plentyiful supply. Trolling lures, skirts or large dead baits have really accounted for plenty of fish in the past weeks so get out there. The inner reefs are all holding fish but it is worth fishing in the earlier parts of the day for best results. Remember to hydrate all day long otherwise this heat will knock you for six. Work the drop offs for mackerel or head north around Coolum and Noosa for chances to work the many reef areas for fish. Overall a good couple of weeks ahead and stacks of opportunities, so get out there and have lots of fun.
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Smaller marlin are out wide and readily available.

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