Report 01/08/14

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Report 01/08/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:45 am

Seems Tailor are on the minds of a lot of anglers at the moment and the cool weather change seems to be exactly what we needed to get the them moving around. Great reports have been coming in from the open beaches of the Gold Coast from Narrow Neck up to the Sea Way. Look for the deeper gutters and holes as the tailor like to hang at the openings to these and ambush baitfish. There are a few holes close enough to reach them from the shore and the tailor are getting larger with the average fish being around the 45cm mark.
Tailor are also showing up around the Pin Bar, Mud Island and around Bribie Island but you will need to have access to a boat.

Best results are coming from lightly weighted pilchards cast into the gutters. Lure anglers casting surface lures like the Maria Loaded's or small metal lures into the surf are also picking up their fair share too. most common retrieve with lures is fairly fast and a spin reel is favoured. A small bite trace can be run in front of the lure to stop nasty bite offs and the pain it leaves to the wallet.

If you want to take the kids out for a fun day on the water Mud Island is producing a lot of small squire at the moment and these are great for teaching kids to use bait or soft plastics as they are fairly aggressive at that size. There is the odd legal fish mixed amongst them plus the chance of hooking a host of other reef dwelling fish. On a recent trip out there we found that the Keitech Sexy-Impacts were the most consistent rigged on 1/4oz jig-heads. Baits of squid or small cubes of pilchards would keep kids entertained for hours.

Maroon Dam is firing at the moment and the warmer days are sparking the bass into feeding mode it seems. They are still heavily influenced by the weed beds and for better results focus your angling attention on them. Casting small hard bodied lures like the Jackall Chubby or spinnerbaits should see you hook up to one of these hard fighting natives. Worms or locally caught live shrimp would have to be the best baits out there and are favorred by Yellow Belly in the timbered section near Camp Lake Fire.

I hope everyone gets out and wets a line.

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Re: Report 01/08/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:46 am

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