Unfavourable weekend wind
The forecast for the weekend shows 15-20knot winds.
There have been good numbers of mackerel around with places like Nara Inlet on the run out tide, Unsafe Passage, the outside of Daydream, Hannah Point and Pioneer Rocks being your best bet.
Try trolling garfish, ribbon fish and your deep-diving hard-bodied lures.
Try the fringing reefs for your coral trout and some good grassy sweetlip.
The rockwalls around Airlie have been producing some very nice grunter on fresh peeled prawns on the run in tide.
When the wind stops, Shute Harbour jetty has been getting some good queenfish, small giant trevally and squid.
Bob Spees, Whitsunday Fishing World
The small tides for the remainder of the week should see a few fish in the river.
The wind will govern to some extent where you can fish, creating rough condi- tions.
Try fishing the rocks just up stream from the boat ramp using slab baits - mullet, squid or garfish - for your grunter.
The smaller tides should also see a few barramundi on the bite, so live baiting with mullet and prawns or vibe-ing the deeper holes in the upper reaches of the river will be worth a try.
With conditions not being too cool just yet, there are still a few crabs on the move, making it not a bad option to drop in a few pots.
The dam is very dependant on the wind, with a few fish getting caught when it eases off.
Due to the lack of any real cold weather, the water temperature is still not too bad and we’re getting a few barramundi.
Last Wednesday, with the lighter winds, there were a couple of barramundi getting caught casting deep-diving lures around the tree tops on the creeklines.
Lindsay Dobe, Proserpine Bait and Tackle
Last Friday was the pick of the fishing, with the strong winds back on Saturday.
A few reef fish were taken off the bottom but the windy conditions made for tough fishing.
This week looks like more of the same with winds increasing towards the weekend.
Ash Matthews, Sea Fever Sportfishing
The Whitsunday Game Fish Club’s Mackerel Muster has been postponed until June 1012 due to poor weather.
TROUT TACKLED: Local angler Jeff Baker caught this 65cm coral trout at the reef on Saturday with Sea Fever.