It was a late start for me again on Wednesday – juggling work and fishing is hard. But then most of my readers are probably well aware of that!
I arrived at the Bribie Bridge at about 9.00 am and waded out towards the flats to the south of the old oyster jetty. The sun was shining and there was a light south westerly wind. It is definitely getting cooler and the wind had some bite in it. The moon was 37% full and waning. It would be a 0.6m low tide at about 10.30 am.
I started fishing with a GULP 2” Shrimp soft plastic in the Peppered Prawn colour and this soon found a fish. It was a Flathead – just over 40 cm. I released it and went looking for more. The water was clear but there were still a lot of black clumps of ‘snot’ weed floating around. There were sand crabs everywhere. Plenty of them seemed to be in romantic embraces.
As the tide slowed, I moved further south. In one of the sandy hollows, I caught another fish. This flathead had the brightest coloured tail I have ever seen. I released it and carried on wading south. I swapped to a GULP Jerkshad in the Peppered Prawn colour and as the tide started to run in, I caught another 45cm flathead.
I briefly tried fishing with a few small hard bodied lures, but they kept getting clogged with weed. I swapped back to a GULP Jerkshad in the Lime Tiger (orange and green colour) and at about 11.00 am I found a couple more small flathead that were probably just under 40 cm.
This had not been a bad fishing session – especially as the school holidays have just finished and this area has been fished pretty hard. All fish were released today.
We’re thinking of heading up to Bribie Island (Woorim) in late July on a holiday. Any good fishing that time of the year & whereabouts please?
There are often a few Tailor to be had along the beaches near Woorim at that time. The Bream will also be biting.
Love your post bro, i have just began fishing with fake bates, i gotta try here.
Keep it up mate!!!
Love your reports mate, just a question what knot do you use to tie your flurocarbon leader to the jighead ?
I use the uni knot for everything. Its the only one I know