First catches for the kids
IT SEEMS the barra season has nearly come to an end at the dam as reports of catches slow down.
Some fish are still being caught in the middle of the day around the tops of the trees when the water is at its warmest.
Big tides have kept anglers away from the rivers.
A few grunter have been caught near the sand flats at the mouth of the river. Try using live baits for best results. Tim Tutureski Proserpine Bait and Tackle
There have been reports of mackerel, little black marlin and coral trout caught over the last week around the islands.
Some nice size trout were caught inside Long Island while bottom fishing.
Coral trout, which is the same species as Chinese footballer trout, must be at least 38cm in length to keep, and there is a maximum bag count of seven fish from the coral species.
There are still lots of bait fish about, which is a great sign as it means the fish will follow them closer to shore.
Grunter are being caught on prawns, mullet or garfish around Muddy Bay and Abell Point Marina.
If you aren’t having any luck catching the grunter, burley up to attract the fish.
If they are on the bite though, don’t use burley as it will attract the sharks as well. Geoff Philp Airlie Bait and Tackle
Reef fishing has been a little hit and miss lately.
The full moon has made conditions particularly tough over the last week.
Some days the fish are on the chew and other days you have to work really hard to get a good feed.
There are good numbers of Spanish mackerel about if you put the time in trolling the pressure points. Ashley Matthews Sea Fever Fishing Charters
NICE CATCH: Isabella Inglis with a travelly she caught off South Molle on Sunday.
AWESOME EFFORT: Two-year-old Elyse Peterson caught her first fish, a barra in the Proserpine River.
PROUD MOMENT: Ethan and Ashley Haratsis were very proud of catching their first ever fish at Shingley Beach last week.
TOP JOB: Liam Steen caught his first fish at Shute Harbour on Tuesday.