QLD Fishing Report
Brought to you by Compleat Angler Mackay:
How good has the weather been for the kids on school holidays, there is something magical about seeing kids with a smile on their face and the expectation of catching a fish, something that can’t be achieved by any electronic game or indoor activity. That smile gets broader when a catch is made which gives them something special to talk about to their friends. Flathead catches have been the big improver now that spring is with us, slight rise in whiting and bream numbers as well. The tides suit this weekend to catch your lobbies and other fresh bait for the above species. East Point right up to the fishing platform at the public hospital features plenty of sand gutters and accessible spots to access river fishing. Again East Point, the Harbour Wall and headlands along the coastline and the Downward Patches are being fished for mackerel, mostly luring with chrome or fish shaped metal lures otherwise pilchard or herring on 5/0 gang hooks. Further offshore, Spanish numbers are still around in the current lines trolling gar, slimies or ribbonfish otherwise 180mm, 2-3m diving lures are a clean alternative. Calder, Wigton, Three Rocks, Knight and Snare Peak worth a look for them. Those who have the fuel range, the Shipping Channel is where to find the large mouth nannygai then further to the East amongst the ring of reefs, Coles, Warland, Southampton, Goble and Chauvel for sweetlips, red throat emperor and trout. From now to December Black marlin and sailfish are found near the bait balls and current lines along the shipping channel.