Conditions improving for anglers
CONDITIONS have improved after the rain last Thursday and Friday.
There have been reports of good catches of pelagic fish, such as yellow fin tuna and Spanish mackerel.
Juvenile black marlin have also been spotted, while coral trout have been off the bite.
Fishing in deeper water was fruitful for nannygai and red emperor.
This week sees reasonable tides and hopefully the weather will hold.
Winds are forecast to come up again on Saturday; however conditions are good for both Thursday and Friday.
Ashley Matthews Sea Fever Sportsfishing
There’s still some mackerel hanging about while bait fish are plentiful. GTs have been strong once again, as have queenfish while there has been plenty of bait fish getting around.
There’s a lot of reef fish about, including various types of emperor.
There was a report of a nice 30kg mackerel caught by a yachty trolling through Hook Passage.
The winds will pick up today, after several calm days on the water.
Flathead, juvenile cobia and the occasional barra have been spotted off the rockwalls.
There have been reports of lots of live bait, including herring as well as large and small prawns.
Trevally have been getting about while there has been queenfish caught off the floating pontoon at Shute Harbour.
Long tail tuna, Spanish mackerel and silver bream have also been spotted.
Geoff Philp Airlie Bait and Tackle
With the small tides last week there were a few fish about but not as many as we would’ve thought.
There was some king salmon caught on live bait as well as lures, however they weren’t on the chew as much as we would’ve thought.
As the tides went down, a few grunter started to show with reports of several good catches around the rocks near the boat ramp.
There are still a few muddies about however that should start to pick up as the weather warms.
The dams are starting to fish okay, but it’s still a little slow due to the cool weather.
It should start to fish well every time we get light winds, so it’s definitely worth a go.
As the water starts to warm it’s a good idea to watch for slightly warm areas.
Even 1c can make quite a bit of difference.
Lindsay Dobe Proserpine Bait and Tackle
SEEING RED: Adam North caught this huge red emperor while fishing with Barra2Billfish Fishing Charters this week.
WHAT A CATCH: Leonard Trefz reeled in this impressive mahi mahi north of Hayman Island at the weekend.
DINNER: Chloe Bunce caught this mahi mahi off Hayman Island last weekend.
SUNDAY CATCH: Nykole Johnson caught this stunning queenfish at Shute Harbour on Sunday afternoon.
BABY BLUE: Ilya Hensel (Melbourne) caught this 65cm blue salmon on Monday in Bluff Bay while fishing on board Fishdive Charters.