Boathaven Beach fishing well
THE dam is fishing well, with the deeper areas of the main basin proving particularly productive. Troll the basin using 5-8m deep diving lures or among the trees at the creek lines.
The approaching calm conditions will also suit casting the shallows with surface lures.
While the barra are off-limits, try targeting salmon, grunter and mangrove jacks in the rivers and creeks.
The jack’s love infrastructures like rock bars and snags, and live bait like mullet and prawns is proving effective. Alternatively, try casting lures deep into the structures. The Zerek prawn lures are particularly great for chasing jacks in tight cover.
As always at this time of year, it’s worth throwing in some pots as the crabs are on the move.
Lindsay Dobe Proserpine Bait and Tackle ROCKWALLS
Boathaven Beach has been fishing really well, with reports of king salmon and silver bream caught from both the rockwalls and the beach. Try casting peeled prawns at the bottom of the receding tide, just as it’s about to turn.
Cannonvale Beach has produced some mother-in-law, or slatey bream. For good results, use burley to get these fish in attack mode, and then flick bait jigs among the burley trail.
Some good sized GTs have been caught around the islands, and in particular in the Hook Passage. The afternoon run-in tides over the next couple of days should make for ideal conditions for catching GTs. Try flicking poppers around this time of day for best results.
The fly fishing in Funnel Bay has been producing some nice whiting.
Geoff Philp Airlie Bait and Tackle
REEF There were some consistent catches at the reef this week with all species having a feed.
Although the tides were quite large after the dark moon, there were plenty of quality coral trout, red throat and the odd nannygai caught.
Sharky and Spanish mackerel were also taken on lures and rigged garfish and there were plenty of GTs caught on surface poppers.
There are still a few sailfish around for the game fisherman also.
This week sees the tides dropping back before building again towards the full moon on the 17 December, which should make for a good time to head out and grab a feed for Christmas.
KING COBIA: Tasmanian tourist Chris Vandenbroek with a massive cobia he caught while fishing with Barra2Billfish Fishing Charters this week.
DAM FISHING: Greg Williams from Mackay caught this 1m barra on the dam fishing with Proserpine Lake fishing charter.
QUEEN OF A CATCH: Vinia Hychiwachi from Syndey caught this queenfish off White Rock on Sunday while fishing with Fishdive Charters.
MASSIVE MARLIN: David Wolf from Germany and skipper Scott Clark with David's first marlin caught and released off Hayman Island onboard Reel Addiction fishing charters.
FIRST FISH: Joseph Davey caught his first fish while fishing in the Whitsundays last week.