Report 15/5/15

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Report 15/5/15

Post by subeditor » Fri May 15, 2015 12:39 pm

The beginning of the week saw the inner bay islands producing numerous reports of quality snapper. Most of the reports have been coming from Mud, Peel and Coochimudlo Islands. On a recent trip to Peel we found the snapper schooling of the West Artificial reefs and around South West Rocks. These snapper responded well to micro jigs early but as the sun came up the bites shifted over to the soft plastics. Keitech's 3.5inch Swing Impact and Jackall Dragon Bugs worked well for us but others have been doing well on Jackall Transams and gulp.

If bait is more your scene then pilchards and squid are the most popular. Try use your sounder to locate drop offs, reefs or bait fish and anchor up. Start a burley trail early to attract the fish to you. If bites are hard to come by try lighten your leader and reduce the weight in order to trick the weary fish.

With the increasing wind this weekend it might be worth hanging around in areas with a little protection like Jumpin Pin. Jewfish and Trevally are quite common captures down there at the moment. The majority of the Jewfish are being caught early morning on the run in tide using paddle tail soft plastics like the Nories Spoon-tails or flesh baits of mullet or slimy mackerel. Focus your attention on the deeper corners and channels that make up the Pin. If you are going to try soft plastics 1/2oz jig heads or heavier may be needed to get the plastic to the bottom in the strong currents. Try to hop them slowly near the bottom to keep them in the strike zone. Bi-catch of trivially and large flathead are common and always keep your eyes out for tailor attacking baitfish on the surface as they can be a lot of fun on light gear.

If you are heading down to the Gold Coast this weekend there are a few Tailor getting caught on the open beaches south of the sand pumping jetty near the Spit. Narrow Neck seems to be the most consistent spot and pilchards rigged on a gang hook is by far the most successful rig. Look for the close gutter and focus on the rear sandbar if you want to target the larger specimens in the schools.

Further north the Kingfish have returned to the Spit and a few anglers have been getting stuck into them using small 20-30g micro jigs and sinking stick baits. Most of the reports are focusing on the northern rock wall and around the pipe line. If you have a sounder it will help a lot in the Seaway as locating the pipe line can be tricky without it.

Hope everyone can get out this weekend.

Matthew Osley

Charlton's Fishing
07 3818 1677
http://www.charltonsfishing.com.au
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Post by subeditor » Fri May 15, 2015 12:40 pm

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