Tides fi­nally turn­ing af­ter windy spell

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

RIVERS

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.

DAMS

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

REEF

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

ROCKWALLS

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.

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