QLD Fishing Report

Brought to you by Compleat Angler Mackay:

As we lead into the last 5 days of the month, anglers will be greeted with neap size tides which will please most. The local creeks are holding their own producing mixed bags of grunter, flathead, whiting, fingermark and bream. Once we get out of the neap tides and start to get a bit of run, then the blue and king salmon will be your target. Reasonable catches of whiting and flathead have been taken on the top and run out tides from Bucasia Beach near the caravan park, Southern end of Blacks Beach, the gutters on the Southern end of Illawong Beach also nearby mouth of Shell Grit Creek and upstream of Bakers creek. Yabbies, prawn and worms favoured bait. There is still a few smaller mackerel hunting around the current line on the end of the Break walls while Spanish can be found at Singapore Rock on the outgoing and Hyde Rock on the incoming tide. Trolled wolf herring preferred over gar otherwise 120gm central weighted jigs best for covering ground on the drift. Three Rocks is worth a trip also for Spanish, again trolled wolf herring over all other baits. Good to see the massive schools of herring starting to make their way to the coastline and into the creek mouths, this will increase the grunter, mackerel and fingermark catches. If your fishing has gone a bit pair shape, there is plenty of whales to keep you entertained.

Good Luck.

Bruce Nash