QLD Fishing Report

Brought to you by Compleat Angler Mackay:

Many anglers will be taking advantage of the early morning high, and late afternoon low tides next week, to launch and retrieve their boats especially at ramps like St Helens, Landing, Shoal Point and Bucasia Beach also Rocky Dam Creek where 3-4 hours either side of high tide is advised. A few grunter starting to show up in the above for mentioned areas mainly taken on yabbies and slab bait. Whiting fishing along the many beach fronts will consume a few hours, give it away two hours after high tide. Yabbies pumped the day before will get you a feed. Keep the crabpots working up the creeks and there is still enough prawn being netted to use as live or fresh bait. The main fish along the inshore islands are grass sweetlip, trout and stripy. Further out towards Three Rocks where the water clarity was cleaner and Derwent Island, long tail tuna (northern bluefin) are readily taken metal slug or a 75mm yakamito minnow lure trolled over the submerged rock. If you are intending to fish the channel for trout and nannygai, an hour either side of the change of the tide is your best option with the present tides. Finally the cleanest water in Eungella dam can be found from the boat ramp up to buggy bend.

Good Luck.

Bruce Nash