QLD Fishing Report

Brought to you by Compleat Angler Mackay:

Spring for mackay fisherman means consistent weather dominated by Northerly winds, bringing the bait to the surface which makes for a feed for the mackerel, northern bluefin tuna, Cobia and grunter, barra, salmon, fingermark in the creeks. Since last report the northern bluefin tuna, aka long tail tuna have surfaced amongst the mackerel schools giving great sport fish action. Bled immediately cut, sesame

Style or bbq that night is the go otherwise kept for reef bait. An unusual catch of a small black marlin was caught and released off the Downward Patches near Roundtop Island which surprised the anglers as they had a pilchard out for mackerel. The smaller tides next week will please a lot of fisherman as they hunt for grunter in the creeks, the front of Murray, Constant, Victor, Landing, Plane Ck while the Western side of Freshwater Point fishers well with strip bait. Get the crabpots working again even on the smaller tides putting them well upstream in the gullies. If the opportunity presents itself to fish offshore amongst the inner reefs do so as trout should be on the points around Credlin and Big Stevens. Pilchard and cuttlefish heads as bait are dynamite. Prudhoe, Snare and the Northern End of Knight Island worth a look for an Island trout. On the way to Prudhoe and despite the tides, Nth Overfall is worth a stop for Spanish, Jewfish, trevally and sweetlip.

Good Luck.

Bruce Nash