Top catches coming from creeks, reefs
about 15 minutes he was reaching for a packet of the ZMAN Minnowz and was keen to go try them out.
I sent him fishing right in front of my business on the esplanade where a nice gutter had formed to try his luck.
It would not have been 15 minutes and he came over to the shop and showed me his 6.8kg flathead measuring 90cm in length. It was a pearler. Obviously he new the rules with size limits and what not, so after a few quick pics we set her free.
The Burrum River has been producing some nice fish with Mathew Jacobi and Tim Mesner landing nice 55cm grunter bream.
The boys were in the boat fishing and having a laugh when one of the rods bent over and flicked straight out of the boat.
Timmy, being Timmy, didn’t hesitate and just jumped straight in and was able to grab the handle of the rod and land his catch.
These boys also had the pleasure of viewing the whales just off shore whilst chasing the mackerel early last week.
The black bank at the mouth of the river always seems to hold some decent fish with the latest being big bream around the 35cm mark.
Drifting the sand banks close to the mouth is also bringing in some nice whiting and flathead using prawns or yabbies.
If you head out around the last lead marker you will find yourself in amongst the bait fish with the mackerel chopping the surface.
Mud crabs are also on the move with plenty getting caught all over the river.
There are a lot just under the legal size limit of 15cm, so please remember to do the right thing and only take the legal ones.
If you would like more information on the hot spots or any fishing tips, call in and see me at Serenity Cove Cafe inWoodgate and I’ll set you up with the gear you need to catch that big one.
Until next month, keep fishing.
Jeremy Chaseling with a 50cm grunter.