Reel in the big one
Plenty of great catches over the Christmas break
I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas break and was able to sneak in a quick fish in between family gatherings and entertaining guests.
Those who were able to get out would have got themselves a good feed.
The mud crabs were on the boil, with crab pots lining both the Burrum and Theodolite creeks.
The rain just before the holidays was just enough to get them active and moving but not enough to flush them out into the ocean, which made an easier target for crabbers.
Theodolite Creek has been fishing well, with good reports of mangrove jack and queen fish being landed.
Flathead have been a little quiet the last month, with only a couple of reports coming in.
Tourist Colin Bray was able to land himself a 55cm dusky using fresh yabbies.
Jeremy Chaseling, a very keen young Woodgate angler who spends every second he has spare hunting down his catch, always brings home a feed of fish of all different species.
Jeremy is a staff member of mine at Serenity Cove Cafe and it even got to the point where he was late for his shift once due to fighting a huge golden trevally that took him for a run from in front of my business to the bowls club.
A one-hour fight on light six-pound line made for an interesting story.
Prawns are slowly starting to flick around and with the rain last week along with the king tides they should be filling out quite nicely.
The Burrum River has seen visitors from as far north as AgnesWaters/1770 and south to Hervey Bay come and bag their catch of grunter for the day. Reports of around the 55-65cm mark came through, with one measuring a whopping 78cm.
Barramundi are also active at the moment, but are still not back in season until noon, February 1.
That’s about it for now so please remember if you are out and about on the waters to keep up to date with all the new fish sizes, bag limits and regulations.
If you would like to find out more information on the hot spots or any fishing tips, call in and see me at Serenity Cove Cafe in Woodgate and I’ll set you up with all the gear you need to catch that big one.
Benn Graham Serenity Cove Cafe
LONG FIGHT: Jeremy Chaseling with his golden trevally.