WHERE THEY’RE BITING
Dingo Beach/ Hydeaway Bay
THERE hasn’t been a lot to report on from the last week as the continuation of heavy winds has restricted most people from getting out on the water.
On the beaches the flathead and whiting have started to move in, which is a nice relaxing way to spend some time with the kids.
Coral trout and sweetlip should be around in numbers off the close to home spots.
If you can locate any bait schools around the same country then there will be some nice pelagic activity. — Mick Underwood, Reel Addiction Sport Fishing
THE islands have had great numbers of big trout around them for anglers fishing the fringing reef with pilchards and squid.
Fishing in the deeper water around pioneer rocks, Daydream Island and the Molle islands with the smaller tides has been the best pick the spots with reports of some large coral trout.
Spanish mackerel have started to show up and it looks like it should be a bumper season with good reports from Hayman Island, Narra Inlet and Mackerel Bay.
Most fish have been reported to be around 15-20kg with most being caught on the troll and a few fishing live fusiliers under balloons on the run out tide off Narra Inlet and Mackerel Bay.
THE rivers have been fishing well as the flood plains water levels are dropping and fish are moving back into the rivers and creeks.
Live bait fishing with mullet from reports has been the best way to land a few decent size barra.
Mangrove jacks are getting even better now with reports of some great fish being caught on pilchards and mullet fillet.
Jacks seem to be best on the first of the run in from reports from anglers catching a few.
Rock walls, wharf
SHUTE Harbour wharf has been windy but it hasn’t stopped anglers having a fish.
Reports of a few coral trout being caught off the wharf and the odd mangrove jack.
Queenfish and trevally have been there and should only get better as the winds die off and the baitfish move back in around the wharf.
Rock walls have had good runs of grunter on the rising tide fishing with prawn and fillet baits.
Barramundi are still around the rock walls with guys flicking lures around the walls getting the odd barra and mangrove jack.
GREAT GT: Pete Braga from Brisbane bags a nice GT at the reef with Sea Fever Sport Fishing.
Chris Coupland with his PB Spanish mackerel caught at the reef with Sea Fever Sportfishing.
Peter Braga caught this ripper red emperor prior to cyclone Iris with Sea Fever Sportfishing.