QLD Fishing Report
Brought to you by Compleat Angler Mackay:
The result of the MGFC (Mackay Gamefish Club) Great Northern Spanish shootout last weekend saw young Brayden Lewis weigh in a 13.5kg fish to win junior champion, while Todd Konia claim senior angler with a 24kg fish. 10 Spanish were weighed in, with St Bees Island producing the two winning fish. Windy conditions and dirty water that extended as far out as the inshore Islands since last Sunday, has not allowed us to visit our favourite spots, however the smaller tides produced a few surprises in the creeks. Good numbers of king salmon were taken from the creeks around Seaforth. Strip bait was the most popular method with a few falling victim to luring a soft vibe. Rabbit Island Creek nearby produced a handful of grunter and the odd barra when fished with baits. Looking towards next week we have a full moon on Saturday which will have anglers in search of black jewfish. Use live Mullet, squid or prawn if possible otherwise fresher the better, fished on the bottom at the Harbour, Cape Hillsborough, Hay Point and North Overfall. Herring have moved into the mouth of the Pioneer which signals the school and spotty mackerel will seek them out for a feed, this will happen sooner with the onset of North easterlies. It would pay to set the crabpots next week, the bigger tides will encourage them to leave their holes.