MACK TACKLED: Chris Cranmer caught this impressive Spanish mackerel off Laguna Quays last week.
MACK TACKLED: Chris Cranmer caught this impressive Spanish mackerel off Laguna Quays last week.

Calmer wind to work wonders

ISLANDS

Before the wind blew up some nice trout were being taken around the reefs off Long and Daydream islands.

The passage between South Molle and Shute Harbour has seen some quality nannygai and jewfish.

Whitsunday Island has been getting some good mackerel, but the weather has seen this slow down.

The coming tide run should work well for mackerel fishermen.

ROCK WALLS

Shute Harbour is still producing queenfish and giant trevally.

Whitsunday Sailing Club has yielded a few nice grunter, queenfish and blue

salmon.

Bob Spees

Whitsunday Fishing World

DAM

The dam has been fishing quite slowly over these windy, cold conditions.

However, with the considerably better weather coming up and the full moon, the dam should start to fire.

Trolling 3-5m divers through the river courses in the timber during the day is producing the odd fish.

Also try targeting the shallow weed beds with soft plastic lures and shallow diving hard bodies during the evening and into the night.

RIVER

The river fished exceptionally well over the neap tides, with good numbers of threadfin salmon and barramundi being caught.

However, with these building tides it will make for harder river fishing conditions. Try targeting the turn of the low tide when the tidal movement is slack and where the feeder creeks are entering into the main river system using live baits and vibe-like soft plastics. A few crabs are still being caught.

Dayne Thompson

Barra World

REEF

Prior to the strong winds, fishing had been steady with all species. We are so blessed to have a great fishery with such variety. Some good coral trout up to 65cm have been caught close to the reef edge from 15-30m.

A few cobia are also turning up, with fish up to 15kg caught. These fish will be enticed by burley, so if the sharks are not giving you issues a burley trail of cut pilchards can lure in cobia, mackerel and the like.

Ashley Matthews

Sea Fever Sportfishing


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