Un­favourable week­end wind

Whitsunday Times - - REELIN’ IN -


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.

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