Amazing weekend of reef fishing
Coming off the full moon, conditions have been tough.
There have been some nice trout landed, but it’s hit and miss at the moment.
The pick of the spots are Grimston Point and Double Cone Island.
A few nannygai and red throat have been on the bite, but the sharks have been a real problem.
The cobia are still around as well, so it’s worth floating some bait out the back when you’re fishing the bottom.
The rockwalls around the mouths of the marinas have been producing some nice barramundi this week.
The best bet is to head down after dark using live mullet.
During the day, queenfish have been on the bite, with quite a few landed in Shute Harbour.
Try using live herring or, if you can get them, live garfish. – Bob Spees, Whitsunday
Not a lot has changed at the dam in the past week or two, with the fish being scattered right throughout the lake.
During the past few charters we found a lot of fish around the weed beds and some reasonably good numbers of fish out in the main basin in the deeper areas.
You can pretty much take your pick on how and where you target them, depending on the weather conditions.
The river has been fishing quite well in the past few days with the small tides.
There have been quite a few barramundi caught and some good threadies on both lures and live bait.
Soft plastics, like the Keitech Crazy Flapper and the soft vibes, have been working fairly well down the shallow backs into the drop-offs.
The blokes trolling the deeper snags have been producing the better class of barra.
There are a few crabs around, but make sure you check them for fullness. – Lindsay Dobe, Proser
pine Bait and Tackle
Conditions at the reef at the weekend were fantastic for fishing.
Although there was a steady north-westerly wind on Saturday morning, which made for an uncomfortable trip out, the conditions improved significantly through the day and it was glassing out in the after- noon.
A good variety of fish has been reported, with most com- ing home with a good feed.
This coming week will have tides building to a new moon.
The weather forecast could be okay after ex-tropical cyclone Winston passes to the
LURE OF LOVE: Kristie Wyatt with her first ever spanish mackerel with Sea Fever Sportfishing. Kristie is in the Whitsundays with husband Jason for their honeymoon.