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Cormorant bay
« on: September 27, 2014, 07:24:13 PM »
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Today we went out to fernvale for lunch and  bit of a country drive . Went out to attkinsons dam for a look . On way the back stopped in at cormorant bay . Cooling down in afternoon it was time to hit the water . Got 5 grunters and my pb perch . About 420mm . Its always a bonus when we get a good catch .
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Re: Cormorant bay
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2014, 07:37:47 PM »
My new lure pack . Natural colours work best for me . Nearly caught a huge bass kayak fishing last week . The barred grunters were frozen overnight to make sure we didn,t let grunter eggs go in river . Cormorants bay is a great place to catch bait fish . Some times we get bony bream in bait trap .I was using a 15cm barred grunter on single hook . Must have been a huge bass to inhale that bait.   Got it right beside kayak but he got away hook wasn't set. Might look at getting some circle / octopus hooks for big baits. After nearly landing that huge bass i put together this pack so i can use lures to imitate a barred grunter when i don't have baits from lake. I know theres a huge bass and he like s to eat grunters . I got 3 for tommorow . Then lures after there gone.
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Re: Cormorant bay
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2014, 08:19:20 PM »
Nice work as always joseph.
Were you land based for the grunters and yellowbelly?
I've been thinking of trying Cormorant Bay,as we've had no luck at Colleges.:-)

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Re: Cormorant bay
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2014, 08:32:20 PM »
Land based mate. Some times we use surf rod to get the bait right out there . I think theres a deep chanel . Like the origonal brisbane river thats were all the big fish sit.  You will see a rocky point down the hill from cafe cast to the right it looks deeper there . Theres a drop off rock shelf to deep water . Its nice area for perch standing timber and nice drop off s close to bank.
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Re: Cormorant bay
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2014, 04:16:37 PM »
Righto mate,I will give it a go.Cheers.:-)

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Re: Cormorant bay
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2014, 10:30:21 PM »
Hello Riverhunter,

I was reading your post about perch and other fish.

I've been over to Cormorant Baya few times, not fishing, just looking, looks like a good spot for garfish towards the dam wall more or less.

With regards to that rock cliff, Is there are track down there? I could not see a track last time, (about 6 years ago).

If I'd known there was a chance of catching a nice bass or two, I'd be over to try, probably buckleys chance catching one land based.

Would a 14ft surf rod be overkill from the bank?

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Re: Cormorant bay
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2014, 01:52:34 AM »
Gday bondy
The spot i was fishing from is just down hill from cafe u will see picnic tables and bbq areas down hill . There is rocky point with standing timber . 14 foot surf rod would be an advantage i would say . Helps you get bait out to deeper water.
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Re: Cormorant bay
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2014, 09:01:50 AM »
Hi Riverhunter,

Thanks for that info, what live or dead bait was you using at the time?

I'm wondering whether any bass are found in that area, one way to find out is when I get there.

The only problem I could think of for Cormorant Bay is gate opening and closing times, would like to get there around dawn.

Size 2 Kahl Wide Gap hook and size 2 ball sinker on the bottom, hook about 18" above bottom, would this be set up for the rig?

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Re: Cormorant bay
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2014, 11:35:56 AM »
The king prawns from wollworths at fernvale . Big bait = big catch  . I don't think your aloud to use live crayfish . So king prawn is close looking to a big cray fish . Ive been reading the nippers are good baits /saltwater yabies . Live shrimp would be prime if you can get them.
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Re: Cormorant bay
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2014, 12:09:43 PM »
Hi, Riverhunter,

King prawns, I'd would never have thought of that one. Should they be shelled or as is?

Live shrimp would be good, I reckon the traps will need to be left overnight somewhere to catch shrimps. Not all places have shrimp populations for reasons unknown, whether lack of vegetation or other, (apart from fish eating them).

There are a few places I could place shrimp traps, but whether they will be stolen by unscrupulous people is another thing.

I've got the itch to try, sometime next week I'll be doing that, also try for garfish, hopefully the winds will be kind on that day.

Cheers.
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Re: Cormorant bay
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2014, 12:30:38 PM »
Leave the shell on whole prawn take some gamakatsu hooks some times i just run the ball sinker right on hook. Or no sinker at all theres some 1 metre catfish around there i reccon great sport fish our pb is 57cm power tail catty. 45cm eeltail catty and 42cm perch . My goal is to catch 60cm perch or bass. A fish that size would take 15cm grunter rigged on gamakatsu livebait hook easy .
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Re: Cormorant bay
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2014, 12:39:10 PM »
Time to go to work for me . Might give it a shot on week end friday afternoon. I work monday -Thursday 10 hours a night at gmp wulkuraka
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Re: Cormorant bay
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2014, 08:07:38 PM »
Hi Joseph,

Gamakatsu hook, ok, any particular type and size?

I've got some Gamakatsu hooks, size 6 Octopus circle, might be too big.

Have a safe journey.

Will catch up with you when you have free time.

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Re: Cormorant bay
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2014, 12:32:28 AM »
Thanks heres some hooks i use gamakatsu 1/0 octopus circle hooks . And the one on right can't rember size but you wouldn't need much bigger than that for 10-15 cm baitfish/ or big baits like king prawns. Im plaining on going out on Friday afternoon .
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Re: Cormorant bay
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2014, 06:54:50 AM »
Thanks Joseph,

Much appreciate the hook size, I use to have a variety of Gamakatsu hooks for deep sea trips, ended up losing a few over time, never got around to replacing them until recently.

Thursday next week would be the earliest I can go and give cormorant bay a go.

I look forward to see how you went this Friday, good luck.

Cheers, Bondy

 

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