Tides finally turning after windy spell
TIDES are coming down so the rivers are starting to fish well again.
There are plenty of king salmon being caught, while barra are still on the bite.
Try and target tide turns, fishing in deep holes and gutters.
Use live baits such as prawns or mullet for the best results.
There are a few crabs getting around so it may be worth taking crab pots.
Dam fishing has been quite slow lately due to the winds.
The odd barra are being caught in the timber using deep, diving lures, however you have to work a bit harder in these cold conditions.
Target wind sheltered bays on the western side of the dam.
Shallow weed beds with warmer waters will also be a good bet.
Fishing should improve next Monday to Tuesday; however the next few days will be quite wet. Dayne Thompson Proserpine Bait and Tackle
Not too much to report this week with the weather again making life difficult for fishers.
There is a strong wind warning issued for today and tomorrow, however the weather should improve on Saturday and Sunday.
Although it may be wet, conditions should be friendly towards a bite on and after the weekend. Ashley Matthews Sea Fever Sportsfishing
There are heaps of stone fish about, so fishers are urged to beware as they are big in size.
Silver bream, GTs and queenies have been caught off the rockwalls near the front of the Whitsunday Sailing Club, while spangled emperor and golden trevally have also been biting.
They’ve been caught with prawns, squid and pilchards.
Big flatheads have also been spotted along the Airlie Beach shoreline as well as in the Proserpine River.
ISLANDS There are still plenty of Spanish mackerel out there, although they have died down a bit in recent times.
Mixed bags of reef fish have been reported, including coral trout, red throat emperor, spangled emperor and nannygai.
All plastics are working well for most species. In other news, the an- nual reef fin fish closures will take place from October 21-25 as well as November 19-23. Geoff Philp Airlie Bait and Tackle
HONEYMOON HOOK: Newly wed couple Theodora and Segio Stoganobic from Serbia caught these two 65cm spotted mackerel using live baits near the mouth of Bluff Bay last Thursday. Celebrating their honeymoon, the couple was touring aboard Fishdive Charters.
TOP TUNA: Quentin Prince caught and released this longtail tuna off the islands last week.