Easter snags eager anglers
Islands yield terrific trout, sweetlip
Those people who ventured out to the islands this week have been pulling up some really nice sized trout.
They’re also getting some grassy sweetlip.
The shoals have been producing nice nannygai and red emperor, so they’ll be well worth targeting with the coming tides.
The surface action has been pretty quite, with just a few small mackerel recorded.
The weather isn’t looking too bad for Easter, with good tides predicted.
During the week anglers have been getting some very nice mangrove jack, along with grunter.
The best baits for them are fresh mullet fillets and plenty of burly.
There hasn’t been a real lot to report about the river due to big tides and a lot of fresh running through it.
The crabs have been quite slow.
The odd good buck has been getting caught at the river mouth.
However, during the end of the week and mid-next week, the tides will see the river conditions much improved.
Around the mangroves in close to shore on the rising tide has also been producing jacks.
Try burlying them up and using unweighted baits.
– Bob Spees Whitsunday Fishing World
The dam has been fishing quite well with the build up to this full moon.
Good numbers of barramundi have been holding up in the old Proserpine River course.
Target these barra casting hard bodies or soft plastics down the main river, or fishing the shallows with surface lures early in the morning or late in the afternoon.
A lot of birds and bait fish have been getting out in the main basin, and the odd barra is getting trolled up underneath them.
– Dayne Thompson Proserpine Bait and Tackle
Some good catches of coral trout have been recorded at the reef over the weekend leading up to the full moon.
Easter is looking good for fishing, with good tides and some calm winds expected, especially on Sunday and Monday.
– Ash Matthews Sea Fever Sportfishing
SPANNY SNAGGED: Hayley Bennett landed her first Spanish mackerel fishing with boyfriend Paul Moran aboard Sea Fever Sportfishing on Monday.
JACK JAGGED: Local fishing guru Bob Spees, of Whitsunday Fishing World, put his own advice into action, landing this nice mangrove jack among the mangroves.
COUPLE’S CATCH: Kosta and Adele Drakopoulos with a tasty goldband snapper caught out wide of the islands with Renegade Fishing Charters.