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Fly Fishing

Chasing Golden Trevalley on the Magnetic Island flats.


Enjoying one of the many beautiful beaches of Magnetic Island.

Tuesday 30 June 2009

Soft Plastics off the Beach

Fished with Dad this morning. Just walked one of the beaches tossing plastics around. Turned out to be a lovely time. Initially the tide was falling quite quickly, so there was a lot of run in the water. We caught a couple of small flatties in one spot, but it didn't seem to have enough water to hold big fish. So we moved into one of the channels.

Water was racing here, so we had to up the lead on the jig head. But that proved to be the trick, and we landed several more smaller fish. Then dad hooked up to something with a slightly different fight. Turned out to be a 33cm Bream! Nice work, that one went in the bag for lunch. We continued to work the area until the tide began to slow. And this is when the fish came on better. I landed a nice 50cm Flattie, and dad a few more chunky bream. I was getting a little jealous at this stage, as I am yet to get a Bream on lure! But I was soon rewarded, and in the end I landed 2 Bream in the 30+cm range. We let go a couple of nice flathead that pushed 39cm, as well as a whole bunch of small GT.

In the end we took home 6 Bream and a flathead. Not bad for a morning on plastics! I forgot my camera, so only the dead fish pic today.

We were using mainly 65mm Squidgie fish in the pro range, and 1/6oz jig heads. We found that the attractant that comes with the pro range made a big difference, especially with the Bream. Most fish were taken within one or two casts of putting the stuff on.