QLD Fishing Report
Brought to you by Compleat Angler Mackay:
With the open seas still unfishable, most of the effort has concentrated on the upper reaches of the creeks and the protected bays with whiting dominating catches. Yabbies still the preferred bait for them out the front of the creeks and bays while small prawn and beach worm getting better results in the upper reaches where the whiting were feeding around the top of the tide. Incoming tide for creek mouths. Worms work best in the Pioneer River fished from the public hospital upstream. The sand banks out the front of McEwans Beach up to Alligator Creek and nearby Sandy Creek have been delivering bag limit size quantities. There is still the odd barra and fingermark hiding in the discoloured water around the snags in Murray, Constant and the Seaforth Creeks. Belmunda is still a good option for bluies (tuskfish) fished with live or fresh banana prawn. Crab numbers have dropped away, one theory being the amount of pressure being applied by amateur and pros alike. A bigger problem is the raiding of the pots by the non-owners, I can’t see that going away until the penalties are substantially increased and an increase in enforcement officers. Get the squid jigs ready, the next building moon to the full they’ll be out for a feed. Sooty grunter have been on the chew around the Marian and Mirani area. Dark coloured plastic frogs and poppers fished out of kayaks have brought them undone.