Weather still a worry for anglers
THERE hasn’t been much to report around the islands this week because of the rain and the weather but, hopefully, as the weather drops down that should see the fishing improve.
AROUND the rockwalls, there’s still a few barra being caught. Around the marinas where the water’s running out they’re getting some nice queenfish up to 1m. Bob Spees Whitsunday Fishing World
SOME of the creeks and rivers have started to push into the dam a little bit because of the rain. As usual with any run off, a lot of the fish will push up into these areas where you’ve got some fresh running in.
So keep an eye out for any feeder creeks or gullies that are pushing fresh and fish around those areas.
WITH all the fresh that’s running into the river, the main target species down there is barra. Similar to the dam, fishing the mouths or up in the feeder creeks in the fresh run off water is a good place to look for them. Lindsay Dobe Proserpine Bait and Tackle
NOT much to report over the past week with pretty ordinary conditions for fishing the reef.
Weather like this is to be expected in March, so it’s probably a good time to service your gear in readiness for the next calm period.
In saying that, forecasts are looking around the 15 knot mark for the weekend, so there may be a window of opportunity for the diehard fisho to make a trip to the reef.
After coming off the new moon on Wednesday, which brought 4m tides during the day, the tides will be easing after this weekend.
EATING EMPEROR: Warren Hennessy with a tasty red emperor landed with Renegade Fishing Charters. Photos: contributed.
REDS RUNNING: Will Davis with a large mouth nannygai caught at the reef with Renegade Fishing Charters.
DEAN'S DAY: Dean Marum caught this tasty red emperor at the red reef with Sea Fever.
BLUEFIN BAGGED: Mich Hennessy earned himself some delicious sashimi for dinner, landing this bluefin tuna with Renegade Fishing Charters.