Good fishing expected over Easter weekend
THE fishing days leading up to Cyclone Ita were great, the fish obviously sensed a change in the conditions and were actively feeding well and there were good reef and surface fish taken.
This week has the tides falling after the full moon. This means feeding activity may slow a little, but we can still expect reasonable fishing at the reef.
Ashley Matthews Sea Fever Sportfishing DAM
The big barra have schooled up around the wall over the weekend to avoid the flood waters. It is worth trolling through here as they will not hang around for long once the temperature drops.
We have had reports of barra caught up the river courses where the fresh water is running into the dam.
The fresh water running into the river is getting the crabs on the move, so throw in a few pots while you’re out there.
Far up the rivers, such as Kelsey Creek, there are a lot of smaller barramundi around as they get flushed into the river by the flood waters.
There are also reports of lots of prawns at the mouth of the river.
Dayne Thompson Proserpine Bait and Tackle ISLANDS
The medium tides over the Easter weekend should make for good fishing on the fringing reefs around the islands. Coral trout and red throat are good fish to target in these tides.
Queenfish, GT’s and tuna can also be found in the open water, and while the waters are a bit murky from all the rain we’ve experienced, we should expect some good fishing over the holiday period.
Some real family fun can be had fishing for whiting and bream off the beaches, in particular Boathaven Beach. It is a safe and family friendly place to fish, and the tides this weekend should make conditions ideal.
There are lots of prawns still about, which can be used for bait or a feed.
Geoff Philp Airlie Bait and Tackle
MASSIVE BARRA: Lieuwe Mellaw from Sydney caught his first barra at the dam on Monday, measuring 120cm.
KING COBIA: Zander Gordin from the US caught this 16kg cobia onboard Reel Addiction off Hayman on Tuesday morning.