QLD Fishing Report

Brought to you by Compleat Angler Mackay:

The long awaited drop of rain has been welcomed with open arms and expectedly, has the crabbers dusting of the pots and get them working before the crabs start to move around. Any of the local mangrove lined, mud bottom creeks and rock banks eg the Pioneer River will be popular. Grunter and salmon over the sand flats on the rising tide and jacks at the creek junctions on the top of the tide are making up the catches in Reliance, Constant and Murray creeks. The mackerel schools are still a good option inshore around the rock reefs of Slade Island, The Three Sisters, Shoal Point and Eimeo. With our first coral reef fin closure finishing yesterday, this has opened up the path to the islands, inner reefs and shipping channel for our favourite table fish, trout, sweetlip, nannygai etc. Also worth mentioning, there is only 9 days left of the barra season which closers on midday 1st November till midday 1st February 2018 during which time our local dams come into play for the metre fish they are known for. Frogging or the use of plastic frog lures take over as the go to style of luring. Dark green, browns and black colours are popular fished on the surface well into the Lillie pads. A reminder that the River Street boat ramp is still closed.

Good Luck.

Bruce Nash