Report 19/9/14

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Report 19/9/14

Post by subeditor » Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:17 am

The fishing seems to be heating up with this warmer weather we are having. As the bay seems to be slowing down a little the estuaries and freshwater is definitely making up for it.

There are still squire in all the usual haunts like the reef drop offs on Peel and Mud Island. These fish are falling for baits of squid or pilchards with the larger specimens being caught by anglers using soft plastics. A good tip when bait fishing is keeping a constant berley stream coming from the boat to hold the smaller fish near by. This will in turn attract the larger predators and hopefully see one end up on the deck of your boat. Go too plastics at the moment are the Keitech Sexy Impacts or the Z-Man Streaks in the more natural colours.

In the estuaries the flathead are moving around and with the Flathead Classic on this weekend down at the 'Pin it should see some good fishing for those participating. Remember that the males will be starting to group around females soon so if you catch a few smaller fish keep casting in the same spot, as there may be a large female there too. Soft plastics are great for land based anglers and boat angers alike, they allow you to cover a wide area fairly fast and appeal to flathead like candy to kids. If you have a boat trolling lures is another great way to pick up flathead. Good lures to start with would be the Halco Poltergeists or the Jackall Soul Shad as these lures will dive quickly and will bounce along the bottom producing puffs of sand which the flatheads find irresistible. Rememeber at this time of year to only take what you need and we recommend releasing any fish over 60cm back to the water as there is a chance it’s a spawning girl.

The freshwater dams are firing at the moment too with the pick of them being Sommerset and Maroon. Sommerset Dam just hosted a bass grand final during the week with some monster bass over 3.8kg being landed and reports of bigger ones getting away. All fish were released so they are still out there. If you are heading out there most usual locations are fishing well but try near Pelican Point, Queen Street and around the Spit for best results. The most productive methods to catch the bass was using Nories In-The-Bait tail spinners or slow rolling soft plastics at around 30ft. If you have a sounder this will help as you will be able to locate the schooled fish more easily.

Maroon Dam’s edge bite is on fire as well and people are making the most of it. A variety of techniques are working well. On a recent afternoon session out there we boated a few bass and even yellowbelly. The most productive method for us was using diving minnow patterns like the Ecogear sx60, Daiwa Double Clutch or the Imakatsu Killer Bills. These all seemed to be favoured over other baits. Cast towards the weed edge and allow plenty of pauses during the retrieve.

Hope everyone has a good weekend and can get stuck into a few fish.

Charlton's Fishing
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Re: Report 19/9/14

Post by subeditor » Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:19 am

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