Con­di­tions to im­prove with full moon early next week

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IS­LANDS

THE ter­ri­to­rial In­done­sian snap­per is still be­ing caught around the is­lands, al­though the wind is mak­ing it dif­fi­cult for an­glers to get out there.

If the weather drops this week­end, it will be a great time to head out as the full moon ap­proaches and the wa­ters be­come more ac­tive again.

A re­minder that heavy 80 pound plus lines are more ef­fec­tive when bot­tom fish­ing the fring­ing reefs as they are less likely to snag and snap on coral.

ROCKWALLS

As the full moon ap­proaches the fish­ing should im­prove off the rockwalls.

Span­gled em­peror are still be­ing caught bot­tom fish­ing with chopped frozen baits, es­pe­cially around the Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club walls. Ge­off Philp Air­lie Bait and Tackle

DAM

Con­di­tions will im­prove on the dam early next week with the full moon ap­proach­ing, de­pend­ing on the wind. If the wind does drop, try fish­ing the shal­low weed edges with soft plas­tics or the trees that line the creek beds with deep div­ing hard bod­ies. Al­ter­na­tively, troll the open ar­eas of the dam as some fish have been caught there re­cently.

RIVER

The larger tides are mak­ing fish­ing the rivers a lit­tle dif­fi­cult of late, how­ever the crabs like this larger wa­ter move­ment, so it is worth throw­ing in some crab pots.

Grunter and fin­ger­mark may be found around the mouths of the smaller creeks and rivers that aren’t so af­fected by the tides. Lind­say Dobe Proser­pine Bait and Tackle

REEF

There is noth­ing to re­port over the last week due to the con­sis­tent SE winds, but the fish­ing is look­ing a lit­tle more promis­ing this week­end. With the full moon next week, the tides over the next three-four days should see the mack­erel bit­ing.

The large tides at night will make fish­ing the deeper wa­ter chal­leng­ing for those chas­ing reds, how­ever the shal­lows should pro­duce some trout and red throat. Ash­ley Matthews Sea Fever Fish­ing Char­ters

CAUGHT A COD: This awe­some cod was caught and re­leased off North Molle by Kyle Cam­bell from Melbourne on­board Reel Ad­dic­tion, Whit­sun­day Fish­ing Char­ter.

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