Conditions to improve with full moon early next week
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.
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
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.
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
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.