QLD Fishing Report

Brought to you by Compleat Angler Mackay:

The onset of smaller tides and a cooling south east breeze for the second week of January will be pleasing to most anglers after a week big tides extreme heat and nor-wester winds. Whiting and flathead continue to feed on lobbies, live Mickey or slab mullet, also herring over the sand flats in the Pioneer between the “V” and what’s left of the fishing platform near the Base Hospital. The Ron Camm and Forgan Smith bridges are mainly holding some good size mangrove jack and a few fingermark. Live prawn and mullet for the best results. There is still a few crabs and prawns being caught, the front of Rocky Dam creek a good place to start while a late season king salmon can be found in Reliance and upstream of Proserpine River. The grey mackerel have slowed however the mack tuna are still busting the surface in schools when presenting a popper lure or metal slugs out the front at East Point and the Mackay Marina Breakwall where access will be close to vehicle and motorbikes only, in a week or so. Another good option at the moment when in a boat of the breakwater is to use a herring jig or castnet to catch sennett aka yellowtail pike, fished live on the bottom for yellowtail trevally and jewfish. The next few days suit the Geranium shoals fished with prawn for grass sweetlip.

Good Luck.

Bruce Nash