Prawns running in sea and river
WHILE there have not been many reports of fish caught in the rivers recently, there have been good reports of prawns caught using drag or cast nets.
Try casting the drains on the run out tide for best results.
There are also still lots of crabs about, so throw in a pot while you're on the river.
The back of the dam has been fishing well. Target the shallow weed beds with shallow diving hard bodied lures around the points and headlands. Casting the deep timber on the river courses is also producing fish, while trolling the basin has been a bit quiet.
Dayne Thompson Proserpine Bait and Tackle
There are good numbers of trout, emperor and sweetlip reported around the islands. There is a lot of dirty water about from all the rain run-off, so look for the cleaner water to try your luck.
Deloraine Island is still producing mackerel, and there is still the occa-
sional small black marlin about also.
There is lots of barra being caught off the rockwalls and in Muddy Bay near the entrance to Port of Airlie, opposite Hermitage Drive.
Try casting imitation prawns or minnows, retrieving them in a way to look like real fish.
There are prawns being caught in the shallows off Cannonvale Beach, using a cast or drag net.
Geoff Philp Airlie Bait and Tackle
Good conditions were experienced for those that ventured out to the reef last week.
It seemed most people caught a reasonable feed, with good numbers of spanish mackerel in the 6-10kg range caught, which is a great at this time of the year.
The GT were a little slow, which is probably due to the full moon on Saturday. These fish will feed more over the next week or two with the full moon behind us.
Ashley Matthews Sea Fever Sportsfishing
GOLDEN CATCH: Byron Lane from Bowen caught this golden trevally using live baits in Pioneer Bay while fishing with Airlie Beach Fishdive Charters.
MIGHTY MACKEREL: Natalina Inglis caught this 10kg spanish mackerel at the reef on Saturday.
GREAT CATCH: Local resident Jay Angel caught this 16kg cobia at the Pinnacles on Sunday.
DOUBLE HANDED: Aaron Murtagh caught these lovely trout at the reef on the weekend.