Prossie dam continues to produce good results
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.
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
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.
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
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.