QLD Fishing Report

With 400+mm of rain locally and 500+mm in outlying areas this has slowed up the action especially in the creeks. All dams and weirs are full or close to it sending down muddy water which can be seen a few miles offshore. Take advantage of these conditions for large mouth nannygai from the shipping channel, bag limits were achieved on several occasions jigging reflextion soft plastics on 1-2oz TT heads. One crew reported a mixed catch of nannygai, sweetlip, trout, blueys and a Spanish mackerel which ate a small stripy as it was being retrieved. For another week sharks are still messing with prized catches. Hopefully the smaller tides next week will help settle the dirty water, in any case your best chance of a feed will be found on the incoming tide fishing the bottom, especially in the creek mouths. Sandy Ck is still producing a good run of king salmon on the rising tide over the sand flats using strip bait, whereas the crabbing reports have been further out over the mudflats. Cape Palmerston, Clairview, Rocky Dam Ck and the Dawsons give them a shot. As the water level is rising in Peter Faust you’ll need to navigate up the old creek bed and fish either side the tree line, some reports have a few taken from the main basin as well. The water level in Teemburra and Kinchant has stabilised, so as the water starts to clear then you should see those barra on another bite.

Good Luck

Bruce Nash

Compleat Angler Mackay - Nashy's Store