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Author Topic: Any good spots to catch eel tailed catties on the sunny coast!  (Read 3463 times)

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Just wondering if any one knew some good spots to catch some eel tailed catfish in good numbers on the sunshine coast!, rivers, dams anywhere really?

and some spots to catch yabbies
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Re: Any good spots to catch eel tailed catties on the sunny coast!
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011, 07:18:15 PM »
Lake Macdonald and Ewen Maddock both have populations of eel tail catties in residence.

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Re: Any good spots to catch eel tailed catties on the sunny coast!
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2011, 07:19:56 PM »
are they in good numbers, and what would be the best bait to catch them in ewen maddock!
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Re: Any good spots to catch eel tailed catties on the sunny coast!
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2011, 02:19:53 AM »
Not sure of numbers, they are generally bycatch I try to avoid.
So I usually fish with paternosters off the bottom if bait fishing.
They are a species that adapts very well to dams, and take quite a bit of fishing pressure without a problem (I was in Kilcoy fishing club, the eel tails are one of the locals main target species, and they would take large numbers of them without ever seeming to dent the population)
 
If you want to catch them worms or live shrimp right on the bottom will generally do the job. They will also take a lure, particularly if nesting. Be warned this will also catch you tilapia in Ewen Maddock, a pest species, that whilst very good eating. your not allowed to keep.

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Re: Any good spots to catch eel tailed catties on the sunny coast!
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2011, 08:51:59 AM »
Thanks for the info because I'm gonna have a fish sometime this holiday and my target species is eel tailed catfish. :thanks

 

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