Islands are producing the goods
With the quarter moon coming up this weekend the tides will drop back and it should be perfect tides for fishing the Proserpine River.
It will depend how much rain we get over next few days but weather permitting there should be barra and king salmon around.
Live bating with mullet, prawns or dead herring are great ways to target the barra and the kingies while trolling deep diving lures and working the sandbar drop off with soft vibe lures are also effective.
Crabs have also been prominent so there’s a good chance to chase some muddies.
The dam has been quiet and didn’t fish over the full moon period as well as we thought it would.
The majority of the better fish caught were done so trolling in the main basin.
Things haven’t changed much in the past few weeks due to a lack of rain.
If it does rain it should start to fish differently.
Lindsay Dobe Proserpine Bait and Tackle
THE islands are looking good this week with nice trout being caught on the fringing reefs. There’s also been some good giant trevally around Hook Passage, Edward Island and through the passage at Hayman Island.
If the winds don’t kick up too much, the shoals should prove a good spot for red emperor and nannygai.
Nice barramundi, mangrove jack and finger mark are being caught around the marina mouths.
The best bet for bait is to use live mullet.
Around the corner from Grimstone Point has also been fishing really well over the last week.
Weather conditions have made fishing the reef hard over the past week, but those making it out there are getting some good mackerel, coral trout and red throat.
The best method is to troll around the reef’s edge.
Tuna are also been seen in strong numbers on the reef which is somewhat unusual.
Cobia are still in the area making it well work floating out a few pilchards.
MAIDEN CATCH: Cannonvale's Helen Smith caught and released her first cobia at Double Rock last Saturday.
BEAUT BARRA: Charlie Doherty retrieved this barra from the Proserpine River last week.