QLD Fishing Report

Brought to you by Compleat Angler Mackay:

When you have a receipt of school holidays, a week of dream weather and good fishing tides culminating with the full moon tonight, there can be only one scenario and that’s fish for the dinner table. As you can imagine those fish species were and still are wide and varied. Target trout, sweetlip and tusk fish along the reef edge and points with pilchard and squid bait and where the current line hits the reef corners target Spanish mackerel trolling 2.5m to 7m diving lures, red/silver colour proving popular. Shipping channel is still holding vast quantities of red emperor and large mouth nannygai again pilchard, squid and fish wings popular. Closer inshore around the islands school, spotty and Spanish mackerel are working the current lines with Mack tuna, queenfish and barracuda beating some mackerel to trolled lures or floating baits. For the breakwaters and headlands you would be well served to spin or jig metal lures for the above mentioned pelagic species. Whiting, flathead and grunter are the main species on the beaches at the moment. Pump for yabbies otherwise fish prawn, pipis and squid tentacles around the top and outgoing tide. Crabs numbers are still encouraging, best results have come from placing pots in the main stream rather than up the gullies. Don’t waste these school holidays take the kids outdoors and get some salt air between their ears.

Good Luck.

Bruce Nash