QLD Fishing Report

Brought to you by Compleat Angler Mackay:

The full moon phase just gone had the local impoundments awash with boats filled with anglers taking advantage of the prime barra time and it will the same for November full moon. Kinchant, Teemburra and Peter Faust Dams have been a hit and miss affair for unexplained reasons however all anglers believe their chances are dramatically improved around the above mentioned full moons. The most popular method is still the cast and retrieve technique with soft plastics in about 3m of water and normally not far from the old creek beds also quite a few kayaks can be seen on the water trolling the same lures with the same amount of success. Saltwater barras can be lured around the solid structures and the holes where two creek systems merge. With the increase of mullet, herring and prawn for mine live bait them will give, as good result. The school and spotty mackerel along with longtail tuna are the go for an inshore fish at the moment, Eimeo, Bucasia, Harbour Wall and Freshwater Point spinning slugs is preferred for a quick feed. The offshore billfish season looks to be bigger and better this year with the local Gamefishing club reporting above normal tagging. The grounds have been around Three Rocks and East towards the Chanel with the water colour having that cobalt blue colour and sounding massive schools of bait. Trolled 5 spot garfish has the numbers at the moment.

Good Luck.

Bruce Nash