Juvenile cobia caught off local rockwalls
THERE have been good reports of juvenile cobia being caught off the rockwalls around Muddy Bay. Cobia are an excellent eating fish, and can be caught by bottom bashing with large peeled prawns.
There are some nice queenies still about in the mornings. Try flicking poppers or live herring for good results.
The wind should be dropping off later today, so this weekend should be a good time to get out among the islands if the breeze stays away.
Billfish such as small black marlin and sailfish are still running around the islands in good numbers and make for fun fishing. Catches of tuna and spangled emperor have also been reported.
Geoff Philp Airlie Bait and Tackle
The dam has been fishing really well, and will continue to get better as the full moon approaches. Best time of day to fish is on either side of daybreak. Try casting the deep and shallow water depending on the weather. A reminder that there is a tournament on at the dam this weekend, so the ramp will be busy at peak periods.
Conditions for fishing the river have been ideal, but will be tougher now the tides are getting bigger again. Target the turn of the tide, when the water runs at its slowest.
It’s worth throwing a few crab pots in also, now the tides are increasing.
Lindsay Dobe Proserpine Bait and Tackle
There has been lots of action at the reef over the last week with good re- ports of reefies and pelagic species around.
Some nice trout about 65cm have been taken, as have a few red throat emperor and other mixed species.
Sharky mackerel are schooling up along the reef edges feeding on small baitfish. These fish are best targeted by either flicking small metal lures or trolling small hard-bodied lures along the shallow reef edge. Don’t be surprised if you pick up a few nice trout this way also. Some solid GT's have also been taken on popper lures on the pressure points. The weather is not looking so brilliant in the coming week, with the full moon approaching it could be a good time to target some billfish in the shelter of the islands.
Ashley Matthews Sea Fever Sportsfishing
KYLIE'S CATCH: Kylie Spees caught and released this massive barramundi, measuring 125cm at the dam on Tuesday morning.
MANGROVE MAGIC: Jake Thomson with a nice 43cm mangrove jack he caught in the Proserpine River last week.