Prossie dam con­tin­ues to pro­duce good re­sults

Whitsunday Times - - REELIN’ IN -

DAM

THE dam has been fish­ing con­sis­tently well, with con­di­tions to suit all an­glers. The barra are scat­tered through­out the dam, so the trollers should tar­get the basin and those who pre­fer jig­ging can head to the shal­lows.

Th­ese good con­di­tions will con­tinue un­til the flood rains set in.

RIVER

The larger tides have made fish­ing the rivers dif­fi­cult, but this will im­prove as the tides drop back later this week and next. There will be good size grunter in the rivers and creeks, as well as salmon.

Try slab baits like mul­let and squid for the grunter and live bait for the salmon.

A re­minder that the Wil­son Beach ramp can be used while the Prossie River ramp is closed, but time the tides right as it is dif­fi­cult get­ting up river in low tide.

Don’t for­get to throw a pot in for some crabs.

Lind­say Dobe Proser­pine Bait and Tackle

ROCKWALLS

A gold spot cod was caught off the walls near the VMR on small plas­tic imi­ta­tion prawns.

Some golden trevally were re­port­edly caught off the sail­ing club walls, us­ing peeled prawns. This type of bait is also good for tar­get­ing grunter.

IS­LANDS

There are lots of bait fish around the is­lands and Shute Har­bour at the mo­ment.

There are re­ports of lots of co­bia be­ing caught around the is­lands, which is a good eat­ing fish. They are be­ing caught by float­ing pil­lies, live fusiliers and garfish. They can be mis­taken for sharks when they bite as they have the same fight­ing tech­nique.

There are also lots of GT’s be­ing caught in the early morn­ing in Shute Har­bour.

Ge­off Philp Air­lie Bait and Tackle

REEF

Prior to the wind com­ing up from the south east, fish­ing was steady at the reef with rea­son­able reef fish taken but most no­tably some qual­ity mack­erel.

Al­though there are not huge amounts of mack­erel around, we have been av­er­ag­ing three or four a day on Sea Fever with some fish up to 30kg and quiet a few around the 20kg mark.

Th­ese fish are be­ing caught us­ing all meth­ods from live baits un­der bal­loons to trolling hard bod­ied lures and garfish.

This good fish­ing will be helped with the new moon on Tues­day. This week the rea- son­ably large tides should favour the bot­tom an­glers around Sun­day or Mon­day as we head to the first quar­ter moon.

Ash­ley Matthews Sea Fever Sport­fish­ing

GREAT CATCH: Ja­son Lowry from Mackay caught this 30kg Span­ish mack­erel at the reef on Fri­day with Sea Fever.

FISH­ING FAM­ILY: Lach­lan Ed­mond­son, 9, and Darcy Ed­mond­son, 4 were fish­ing with their fam­ily over the weekend in Proser­pine River, test­ing out their new fish­ing rods when they caught th­ese grunter.

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