QLD Fishing Report
Brought to you by Compleat Angler Mackay:
Offshore boaties took advantage of the small tides and flats seas recently to record catches of sweetlip, coral trout and nannygai, however with full moon tomorrow this option will be out due to the run of the bigger tides. The inshore islands namely Goldsmiths, Tinsmiths, Coffin, Cocklemouth, Prudhoe, Double and Knight offer good protection out of wind and current and present the chance to nail those prized table fish. Queenfish, School and Spotty Mackerel but mainly Mack Tuna are working the current lines off our inshore Islands and Headlands chasing the bait schools that make their presents. This is a good sign for our up and coming winter season which is a major one for anglers. Enough prawn for live bait continue to run in most creeks around the cape Palmerston to Seaforth area which has accounted for numerous barra catches however, for the bigger fish live mullet is the go on the rising tide near structures like the Forgan Smith Bridge and Ron Camm Bridge in the Pioneer River. Fingermark and Mangrove Jack are around those places, along with Glendower Point however the method is jerkbait lures or hard plastic vibes. Favoured starting colours are green for Fingermark and red for Mangrove Jack. During the couple of nights before and after the full moon, fish the hour or so, either side of high tide along the beaches with lobby baits for Whiting and Flathead.