QLD Fishing Report
Brought to you by Compleat Angler Mackay:
Fresh on the knowledge of how well the place fished on the last week of the schools holidays anglers are looking towards what presents over the next spell of tides leading up to the new moon. We are having a bigger than average Spanish mackerel season with most fish caught have been found around the outer Islands and inner reefs. Jigging metal lures near current lines and retrieving jerkbaits through the current lines gets the numbers. Red throat emperor has been the main fish species around the reefs and islands with trout, cod fingermark and nannygai making up the balance. Pilly and squid bait recommended. Snapper are being caught around the headland and inshore rock reefs near the coal ports and the their leads. Cuttlefish or squid heads preferred bait over pilchard. Reasonable catches of whiting and flathead have come from Illawong Beach on the top and outgoing tide fishing over the beds where the yabbies have been pumped. Cape Palmerston and Constant Ck are holding salmon and fingermark at the moment with soft bright coloured vibes preferred over hard vibes otherwise a reflextion bammer slow rolled along the bottom for an alternative. Catches of barra in the impoundments have slowed although Kinchant is preferred over Teemburra Dam.