BIG BLUE: Kurtis Muller landed this 12kg blue tusk fish last week on a handline.
BIG BLUE: Kurtis Muller landed this 12kg blue tusk fish last week on a handline. Contributed

Good tides to come

LOCAL fishing guru Bob Spees said it was looking like a great week on the water from Thursday.

With some big mackerel about, Mr Spees recommended using your sounder.

"If the fish are deep, get your lures deep," he said.

A few billfish and cobia have also been caught around the islands.

Mr Spees said the shoals were also a target.

"It's a good time to go and chase your shoals for your nannygai and red emperor with the good tides," he said.

Shute Harbour has also proven productive.

"Early morning and late afternoon there's good numbers of queenfish and at night there's still plenty of squid."

Mr Spees also recommended Abell Point rockwall for herring and some nice queenfish.

The rivers should improve this week on the back of favourable tides.

"They're starting to get a few king salmon and it's worthwhile having a go at your barramundi as well," Mr Spees said.

The dam should improve as well as the cold snap moves away.

"There's been some nice fish before the cold trolling around the dam, but the main area to hit is the sticks early in the morning," Mr Spees said.


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