QLD Fishing Report

Brought to you by Compleat Angler Mackay:

Reports offshore have been mixed with some anglers pleased with their effort while others struggled. Next weeks night tides suit an offshore trip to the inner reefs and channel for the prized table fish of nannygai, trout, sweetlip or more fun might be had with a overnighter to the islands like the Goldsmiths. Plenty of anchorages out of the prevailing wind, while your target is trout, sweetlip, cod, trevally and a bit of surface action with queenfish, tuna, cobia, Spanish mackerel and customary for this time of year sharks with relieve you of some catches then it’s time to move, no sense of killing fish unnecessary. One of the best techniques for the surface fish is luring with the Reflextion PT minnow with most fish being taken on the drop because of such a strong tail actioned lure. Landbased anglers at the Southern Breakwater found bait fishing with pilchard and prawn more productive for yellowtail trevally, also take advantage of the Breakwater being accessed 24/7 so as to fish that hour or so before and after low and high tide. A lot of boat activity in the creeks the past week of the school holidays and will continue next week with the vast numbers of prawn being netted. Rabbit Island creek, Mud Island Channel, and pretty well all mainland creeks are producing using castnets, and I’ll get into trouble for this one, bait nets for Armstrong, Grasstree and Rocky Dam Creek. Local Dams are best fished with frog lures at the moment over the healthy weed beds.

Good Luck,

Bruce Nash

Compleat Angler Mackay - Nashy's Store