QLD Fishing Report
Brought to you by Compleat Angler Mackay:
Our projected rainfall was not as much as expected therefore results on the crabbing scene did not go to expectations. It will be at least another week before we see more movement there. While the grunter has been the go too creek species, the bigger ones have been around the 40–50cm mark which is nothing to sneeze at. Gar and ribbonfish stripes are working on the bigger fish while prawn on a 3/0 wide gap (kahle hook) have accounted for some of the smaller sizes. McCreedies, Reliance, Constant, Plane and Rocky Dam Creeks are popular when fished over the sand gutters on the rising tide. This current bout of northerlies have the school and spotty mackerel feeding on the herring and white bait on the inside and outside of the Harbour walls. Top of the tide fish will get results. This is the last weekend before the barra closure next Wednesday which means all the bridge structures will be popular. By the end of today the Mackay Game Fishing Club annual Harbour tournament would have been run and won. This year the emphasis would have been on billfish (normally Spanish mackerel) due to the amount of bait that have schooled up along the warm offshore currents which the blacks and sailfish look for. If saltwater is not your scene you will be well served to fish the local dams and freshwater rivers as they are still fishing well for barras and sooty grunter.