Amaz­ing week­end of reef fish­ing

Whitsunday Times - - REELIN’ IN - –Ash Matthews, Sea Fever Sport­fish­ing

IS­LANDS

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.

ROCKWALLS

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

Fish­ing World

DAM

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.

RIVER

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

REEF

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

north.

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.

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