QLD Fishing Report

Brought to you by Compleat Angler Mackay:

Locally the fishing has seen the creeks and estuaries on the improve while the offshore is producing, however not the numbers as previous weeks. One area that has slowed is the Spanish mackerel catches around the Islands, in saying that the smaller mackerel, school and spotty have thicken up around the rock reefs off Hay Point and Dalrymple Bay. The creeks species have been good with jewfish, mangrove jack, king salmon, grunter, flathead and the odd whiting making up most catches. One party of anglers put their boat into four different creeks in four days, returning each day with a catch to skite about. Rocky Dam Creek living up to its reputation of seasonal salmon, mangrove jack and grunter out the mouth along the sand gutters and mangrove snags, while school Jew are further upstream towards the boat ramp. Reliance creek is worth a fish for king salmon, grunter, flathead and whiting upstream from the first bend. The Islands and rock reefs near Newry Island will produce a mixed bag of fingermark, trevally, cod and flathead while the nearby shale bottom channel for grunter, fingermark and bream with barra being sounded around the snags at the entrance of the creeks. Stone Island and Point worth a look for fingermark. The stand out lure has been the 3.5inch reflextion Bammer also the soft plastic Transam and Yakamito vibe.

Good Luck.

Bruce Nash