QLD Fishing Report

Brought to you by Compleat Angler Mackay:

With the cooler climate that the month of May brings, many fisherman have their sights set to fishing the tides associated to the full moon for jewfish, bluies, grunter, squid, flathead to name a few species. A day fish at Indian Head of Cape Hillsborough for jewfish and bluies, a night fish at Slade Island for bluies and squid, the rock wall inside the marina for squid at night. Whole mullet, squid or big prawn for the jewfish, fresh prawn or rock crabs for the bluies while #2.5 and #3 size squid jigs or floated pilchard soaked in tuna oil will get you the squid. All the above is best fished either side of the top of the tide. Bakers and Alligator Ck and along McEwens Beach has been the pick of the whiting spots with the lobby bait being pumped close to where you fish. Grunter will improve during May along the sand gutters in the Pioneer and Belmunda Beach. An early run of long tail tuna with the odd spotty mackerel has been noticed of the Harbour Breakwall, unfortunately just out of casting range for Landbased anglers. Once the current lines move closer to the wall structure then casting metal slugs will be the go keeping in mind a few kilometres walk is needed while the wall is closed to vehicle traffic. We continue to had a good run with the crabs which started around Easter so take advantage of any big tides.

Good Luck.

Bruce Nash