Qual­ity fish­ing in great con­di­tions at the reef

Whitsunday Times - - REELIN’ IN - Tim Tu­tureski Proser­pine Bait and Tackle

REEF

THERE have been great con­di­tions for fish­ing the reef over the last week.Steady num­bers of reef fish and pelag­ics have been caught with some qual­ity span­ish mack­erel up to 35kg be­ing taken.This good weather is look­ing to con­tinue, pro­vid­ing more op­por­tu­ni­ties to get out to the reef for the keen fish­er­men. Ash­ley Matthews Sea Fever Sport­fish­ing Whit­sun­days

IS­LANDS

While there are mack­erel about, re­ports of good catches have been slow. Lots of small reef sharks have been caught, as well as small bar­racuda and long toms. Th­ese fish put up a great fight to re­ally test your fish­ing skills, how­ever they are not good eat­ing fish as they have a lot of bones.

Fish­ing con­di­tions this week­end are look­ing fan­tas­tic, so get out on the wa­ter if pos­si­ble.

ROCKWALLS

The con­di­tions have been great for fish­ing the rockwalls around town. There have been good re­ports of threadfin and bream caught us­ing live baits like small her­ring and large green peeled prawns. Ge­off Philp Air­lie Bait and Tackle

DAM

Some good bar­ra­mundi have been caught around the tops of the trees. Best time to tar­get the fish is early to mid-morn­ing. Try us­ing barra baits, or if you find the bait in the dam you will find the fish.

RIVER There have been a few fish caught re­cently, mostly threadfin salmon.

Last week the tides were a bit too big for good re­sults, how­ever the up­com­ing weeks should be good if this weather holds out.

Try trolling the deeper holes and drops offs in the river, us­ing lures or fresh bait.

There have been some re­ports of grunter and whit­ing caught at the mouth of the river also.

KEV'S CATCH: Kevin Smith with two red em­per­ors caught at the reef over the week­end.

SNAPPED UP A SQUID: Ri­ley Chisholm with a big squid he caught while fish­ing over the week­end.

ALL SMILES: Five-year-old Reece Matthews caught his first ever bream at Shute Har­bour on Wed­nes­day while fish­ing with Sea Fever Sport­fish­ing.

BIG BAR­RACUDA: Robert O'Leary caught and re­leased this bar­racuda out the back of Hook Is­land on a red headed Halco Laser Pro at about eight knots of troll speed.

REEF TRIP: Decky Paul Mo­ran helps an­gler Brady Gal­letly from Mackay hold up this 35kg span­ish mack­erel caught at the reef on Tues­day with Sea Fever.

TER­RIFIC TROUT: Cooper McBride with a nice 42cm coal trout he caught off North Molle while fish­ing with his dad Joel McBride on Sun­day.

CAUGHT AND RE­LEASE: Kayla Strid­iron caught this nice trevally on Sun­day while fish­ing with her dad at White Rock. She re­leased her catch af­ter the photo.

GREAT GROPER: Tom Hin­schen with an im­pres­sive ju­ve­nile Queens­land grouper that he caught and re­leased.

HANDS FULL: Deb­bie Smith with a big bar­ra­mundi caught around the is­lands over the week­end.

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