Count Down is On
  |  First Published: November 2008

November is here already, signaling the end for another year to the whale season and the count down to the silly season.

The sand flats of Fraser Island are a prime place to cast a fly or lure this month for a whole range of species from whiting to billfish. Our golden trevally fishery is world class and anglers travel from all corners of the globe to sight cast fish in the shallows.

The bluewater fishing is hotting up with good schools of yellowfin tuna, mahi mahi, sailfish and black marlin being caught between the shoals and the thirteen mile mark.

In the Bay Arch Cliffs has been thick with yakkas around the six mile mark making bait gathering an easy task. Mackerel, tuna, goldies and cobia have been giving the yakkas a touch up and black marlin are a real possibility around the bait schools. The Fairway has had plenty of bait also and there are always a few pelagics up for grabs around the buoys. This area is always worth a look even on the way to or from the 25 fathom/gutters areas.

The Urangan Pier has been loaded with herring and there have been plenty of predators stirring them up. Tuna, mackerel, trevally and queenies have been gorging themselves on all the bait and anglers have being doing well with metal lures, plastics and livies. There have been a few summer whiting and flathead in the first channel and barra are a possibility especially at night.

Platypus Bay and beyond The Spit is the place to be if you fancy a shot at black marlin and all the pelagics that the Fraser Coast has to offer. Slow trolling live baits, towing lures and casting slugs or plastics are sure fire ways to get amongst the variety of speed demons that chase the many bait schools that migrate along our coastline.

The Boat Club Game Fishing Classic is on this month and is a unique opportunity to fish the isolated waters off Fraser Island with local anglers in the know. So why not get a team together and be part of this years tournament. For more info and mothership/ fuel barge services phone Paul Rosman on 0427 356 466 or Doug Sanderson on 0411 641 362. You can also visit www.hbgfc.org.au for the latest information.

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