Spanish mackerel biting in the reef
THE reefs are still getting some good Spanish mackerel on the run out tides.
The deeper water has seen some nice nannygai being caught, with 35m depths working the best.
Plenty of trout and red throat are getting around the fringing reefs as well in 10m waters.
The best bet for bait at the moment is to try pilchards and squid.
Grant Spees Whitsunday Fishing World
The rockwalls around Airlie Beach and the edgings around the entrance to the marina have seen some good fishing this week, with nice mangrove jack, barramundi and grunter being caught.
For barramundi and mangrove jack try using live mullet at night or early in the morning, with peeled prawns or garfish fillets working the best for grunter.
The full moon this Friday will make fishing the islands more difficult.
However, there’s still Spanish mackerel and cobia being caught, with a few billfish also seen in the area.
For bottom fishing, try the fringing reefs at 10-15m with coral trout and grassy sweetlip being caught on pilchards and squid.
Bob Spees Whitsunday Fishing World
Small tides during last weekend saw the river fish fairly well.
There are quite a few barra being caught both on live bait and lures. The guys that were using the soft or quick catch vibes did quite well finding the school barra on the sound and then hoping the vibes through the schools.
There were a few salmon or kingies about and again both were caught using live baits and lures.
The fishing will be a bit tougher as the tides have built-up however the next quarter moon will bring small tides and should be really good fishing.
The dam is pretty well the same as it has been for the past few weeks.
Fish are scattered throughout the dam, with barra being caught in the shallows on surface lures and soft plastics but the majority of good fish are being caught on the troll in the main basin using the soft vibes. Once you’ve located the fish along the creek lines in the dam, hoping them across the bottom has also been effective.
Lindsay Dobe Proserpine Bait and Tackle
WHAT A CATCH: Debbie Smith caught her first diamond trevally at the weekend in the bay.