QLD Fishing Report

Brought to you by Compleat Angler Mackay:

The continued mackerel run has the pilchard and metal slugs in big demand around the town. While the bigger tides slowed catches a little, with the better tides they’ll be back on tap again. Most of all the rock reefs, bommies and headlands are holding mackerel at some time or another normally at the bottom and top of the tide. King salmon have made the creeks entertaining again with soft plastic curly tail grubs the pick of lures during the rising tide. Reliance and Rocky Dam Creek come to mind for them. The odd flathead on shallow diver hard body lures fished over the sand flats in the Cremorne area has been pleasing to those who like to sight fish. Once again luring with poppers for whiting in the same area hasn’t seen great numbers but as I mentioned last week as we see the prawns come in then catches will improve. If you’ve been following the weather patens, getting offshore to the reef fish has been possible although getting out on calm seas doesn’t mean coming home will be the same and vice versa. The channels between St Bees and Aspatria has been good for island trout and stripy. Cuttlefish heads are very much the sort after bait for any reef or Island fish. The recent ABT event on our local impoundments have proved that they are in good shape with the average barra around the high 80 – 90cm mark.

Good Luck.

Bruce Nash