QLD Fishing Report
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As you read this we are in the middle of our last coral reef fin-fish closure till midnight next Wednesday then all bets are off to get our reef fish for the Christmas table. Good to see the forecast change for the better in the last couple of days allowing us to navigate the waterways and offshore spots in comfort at least. Mackerel and tuna still dominate the rock walls, close inshore and island fishing with floating pilchard baits close to the bait schools in current lines preferred option. Pilchards at the moment are the best quality I’ve seen for many years, nice size for 6/0-7/0 gang hook, good colour and no marks on the skin. Spanish mackerel are still on the radar with some anglers, Charles Rock near Knight Island, Three Rocks and Snare Peak while trolling the new Zerek Speed Donkey and your thinking what’s donkey got to do with fishing, it’s a term loosely used by some anglers to describe bigger than average fish so Zerek being the brand, speed at which the lure can be trolled at 10knts or better and donkey to catch bigger than average fish. There is still some donkey whiting getting around the creeks on the rising tide, also local prawners and crabers are looking forward to the next storm to get them moving. Finally the local dams have showed improvement with Peter Faust out performing Teemburra then Kinchant then Eungella for mainly barra and the odd sooty grunter. Rolling soft plastics along points in 5m of water will get some excitement happening.