View Full Version : Dec 3 SE Qld fishing report - jack arrive

04-12-2001, 02:20 AM
The past few hot humid days have seen the mangrove jack active with reports of a few small fish caught in Tingalpa Creek and a three kilo jack caught by an angler targeting flathead around the mouth of Boggy Creek in the Brisbane River however the majority or reports have come from the Pimpama and Coomera Rivers.
Early morning after a few hot days in a row is the prime time to target them and either small live poddy mullet or brightly coloured lures that dive to about three quarters of the water depth the most productive technique.
Trevally have been in good numbers with reports of fish taking whitebait and lures around the Tangalooma wrecks, the sand flats in Cobby Passage, around the fuel bowser lights at the Southport Yacht Club and under bridges in the Nerang River.
Better quality trevally to over four kilo have been caught using live herring drifted through the Seaway and around the rock points of Wavebreak Island on the turn of the tide.
If you’re heading over to North Stradbroke for the holiday season the word is plenty of dart, bream, whiting and flathead in the surf shallows at both Main Beach and the calmer waters of Frenchman’s and still a few good tailor at the southern end of Main Beach from the Causeway south to the Pin bar.
As we move away from November’s full moon and towards the next new moon on December 15, the big daytime tides shift to the early evening and this weekend’s early morning tides will be small with less than 30 percent of water flow when compared to the year’s biggest tide.
This is an ideal time to target jew and trevally in the deep water around the usually fast flowing bar entrances and main channels.
With only three weekends before Christmas day, boating activity will continue to increase over the next few weeks.
Patience at boat ramps allowing for the less experienced and care on the water allowing for the less considerate should be the foremost concern of any person heading out onto the water over the holiday season.
Don’t forget your crab pots and dillies – you will need to keep fresh bait up to them, work the early morning tides and not expect to feed an army with your results but it is worth the effort.
Dave Downie ><>