QLD Fishing Report

Brought to you by Compleat Angler Mackay:

Another 100-150mm of rain around the district has lifted the spirits of the local barra fisherman who were geared up to take advantage of the good tides that come with the barra opening on the 1st feb. While the rain hasn’t been the monsoonal rain we expect, either way it will put our creek species in good stead for the next couple of years. Next weeks tides lead us up to our biggest tide of the year, a massive 6.29m on Friday, a day before full moon so finding somewhere to hide out of the run is no easy task. So far this year we have had a good prawn run in most creeks so there’s your prime live bait, backed it up with mullet and herring for barra, fingermark, mangrove jack, grunter and flathead. Have your baits working on the start of the incoming tide at the creek mouths or if you missed that, venture up the creeks around the snags on the start of the dropping tide as the fish exit the mangroves. Blackrock, Station, Rabbit Island Creek, Murray, Mathers, Cluny, Reliance, Plane round to cape Palmerston, fish on the incoming tide, while the three bridge structures spaning the Pioneer River, the rock bar under the power lines in McCredie’s Ck, ideal for land based anglers. Make sure you have the crabpots working while fishing, as recent rain and big tides are the perfect combination for a feed of crabs.

Good Luck.

Bruce Nash

Compleat Angler Mackay - Nashy's Store