Moon puts barra on the bite at Peter Faust Dam
The islands are still getting some nice mackerel down deep, so try live baits or metal jigs. There are also some nice grassy sweetlip being taken.
Around Shute Harbour, the deeper holes have been producing some solid finger mark late in the afternoon on dusk. Try using live or fresh squid.
The tides should be a lot better at places like South Molle and Long islands, with some nice jewfish turning up. The best bet is to use fresh squid at night.
Again, the deeper the water, the better your chances.
Around the fringing reefs, anglers are getting some nice coral trout, and on fresh prawns or crab they’re getting some very nice blue-bone.
In the creeks around Shute Harbour and Funnel Bay the barramundi have been on the bite.
The Whitsunday Sailing Club rockwall has offered up some nice examples of grunter this week.
There have also been a few barramundi around.
At this time of year it always pays to have a flick for barra. Your best chances are going to be on daylight and at night.
Cannonvale Beach has also returned some nice grunter and flathead.
The dam is fishing really well at the moment leading into the fullmoon period and the northerly winds.
The conditions are perfect for fishing the weed edges early in the morning, late in the afternoon and into the evening with soft plastics or shallow divers.
There are quite good numbers of fish in the main basin for the guys wanting to chase them trolling or jigging soft plastics.
The good fishing should continue right through the next week or so, although it may get a little harder if we get a strong south-easterly.
There were a few fish caught over the past few days during the quarter-moon period with the smaller tides.
But this quarter moon the tides didn’t drop right back so the fishing was only good for a few days, with quite a few barra getting caught.
The tides will start to build towards the new moon so it’s probably not a bad time to chase a few crabs, even though there’s been no rain.
Make sure you check them for fullness as there are quite a few of poor quality being caught. Lindsay Dobe Proserpine Bait and Tackle
We’ve got great weather for heading out to the reef, with the wind back to the north after a few windy days from the south.
Smaller tides have been great for the deep water, with some solid red emperor and nannygai being landed.
Some solid mackerel have also been showing up while trolling garfish and hard-bodied lures.
BIG BARRA: Sarah Dobe with a 111cm barramundi caught at the dam. One of five the young angler landed.
FISHERMAN'S FEAST: A nice eating nannygai caught out wide of the islands by Robert Marshall with Renegade Fishing Charters.
SNAPPED UP: Renegade Fishing Charters guest Lindsay Lobwein with a nice goldband snapper.
MONSTER MATCHED: Sea Fever Sportfishing skipper Paul Moran with a monster red emperor caught at the reef.