Report 5/3/15

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Report 5/3/15

Post by subeditor » Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:51 am

It appears that the recent rains have given the rivers a much-needed flush and the fishing has improved. Many species actually seem to respond well to the influx.

Threadfin salmon and jewfish are dominating reports coming back from the Brisbane and Logan Rivers. There are large schools of baitfish and prawns congregating at the mouth of both of these rivers and these must be attracting the larger predators. The water is still fairly stained and the bait fishermen are dominating at the moment but lure fishermen are still picking up good catches. Baits of larger prawns or mullet fillets are working best and vibration lures like the Jackall Transam or Mask60 worked close to the bottom will produce better results. If you are into trolling some angers are using deep 8m divers to catch Jewfish in the deeper holes.

Mud crabs and prawns are on the move at the moment. Focus on the outer bends of the rivers towards the mouths. If you are chasing them in the bay try around Coochiemudlo or the northern tip on Macleay Island. If crabbing make sure you check on your pots every few hours to make sure they have bait still in them.

If you are into your micro-jigging there are large schools of kingfish in the Gold Coast Seaway at the moment. Many anglers are targeting these fish on micro-jigs. Baits of squid or Pilchards will work but the erratic retrieve of micro-jigs seems to trigger their feeding response. Focusing on the areas near the sunken pipeline or the outer edges of the rock walls as these are holding good baitfish schools and consequently schools of Kingfish.

It seems the rivers have bounced back from the recent rains and the flush of freshwater has seemed to trigger the bass and yellowbelly to feed. The rivers have begun to clear up a little and the bass and yellowbelly are on the prowl looking for a meal. Spinnerbaits, brighter crankbaits and surface lures are proven performers at the moment. If you are willing to get up early try throw surface lures up against the structure or recently flooded banks as fish will patrol these areas looking for an easy meal. If you want to try bait live worms are like candy to bass and yellowbelly. Try minimize getting snagged you can utilize a float.

If you want to go somewhere with the kids and do some good for a waterway you can head to the Lake Wyaralong Carp and Tilapia eradication comp. The event will be held on Saturday 28th Feb. There will be worms sold out there by myself and I'm more than willing to give anyone assistance with rigs and tips to land the big one.

Good luck to everyone hope you can hook up to something this weekend.

Matthew.

Charlton's Fishing
07 3818 1677
http://www.charltonsfishing.com.au
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