Report 20/1/18

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 20/1/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:40 am

Good numbers of small Black Marlin on the 36's, and with little current and the moon phase, we have had reports of Trag Jew, Squire / Snapper, and Pearl Perch.

Spanish Mackerel have been in good numbers at the group but so have the sharks - probably a little pointless feeding your fish to sharks.

Dolphinfish at the wave rider, the larger fish have been out wider, trolled skirt's and live bait producing the best results.

Spotty Mackerel have been in good numbers around Tangalooma, Shark Spit and the Rous channel. Casting metal slugs have been the best method of hooking these fish. Just a note on rigging I have seen anglers using wire as leader this will not produce as many fish as using a fluorocarbon leader of 30lb.

We have seen some nice Sweetlip and Parrot being caught at Peel island on Pilchards and Mullet flesh.

Summer Whiting are well and truly on the chew in the local creeks and rivers with the quality fish coming from the Nerang river.

Well I don't think I have seen so many Mangrove Jack caught as I have seen this Summer with the canals at Raby Bay and Birkdale fishing well, with the stand out being the Gold Coast.
You don't need a boat to target these fish with one of our staff members landing eight Jack land based this Summer.

Google maps is your best friend when targeting these fish to find that good location and you don't need to be a good lure caster to fish for them as well we have been fishing dead baits with a lot of success, best bait has been Pike, Gar, Poddy Mullet and Bonito fillet. Just a reminder to replace your bait every five or six cast's and check your hooks to ensure they are still sharp as replacing your bait consistently will dull the point of the hook depending on the brand you use.

The Brisbane River is well and truly starting to fire with some good reports of Threadfin Salmon being caught on lure and live bait at the port, the Salmon are feeding on the prawns in the river at the moment.

Peter Stanley
Mossops Tackle World
3/30 Shore Street West, Ormiston QLD 4163
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