QLD Fishing Report

Brought to you by Compleat Angler Mackay:

Next week sees our tides influenced by the new moon delivering sub 1/2m low tides around Mackay which makes navigating the creeks challenging to say the least, however put in the yards and you should be rewarded with a catch of grunter, king salmon, jacks, trevally and flathead which are present at the moment. Strip baits are favoured over lures during low and making tide then lure either side of the top with jerkbaits or soft vibes. Constant, Victor and Murray have good boat ramps to get you on your way. Mackerel are still the species to hunt for along the current lines close inshore, and of the Breakwaters. Further offshore Three Rocks have produced some Spanish Mackerel and trout along the Eastern face a kilometre away. Further out again along the reefs on the Southern face of Derwent Island trout, sweetlip and cod have been bagged and it always pay to visit nearby Shull Rock for a catch of Spanish, longtail tuna and barracuda. Trolled 190mm 2-7m lures in the strong current lines close to the rock is where and what you need to do. I keep boasting that we have some of the best kayak freshwater fishing to be found anywhere in Qld. A popular method before visiting our part of paradise is to Google earth the area on your I phone to find launch areas or drop in and see us on Harbour Road for directions. Sooty grunter, barra, sleepy cod, catfish, eels, perch and Saratoga are the variety.

Good Luck.

Bruce Nash