GOOD GRIP: Local angler Ryan Fuller tries out an interesting new method of hook removal on a giant trevally.
GOOD GRIP: Local angler Ryan Fuller tries out an interesting new method of hook removal on a giant trevally. Contributed

Storm uncertainty

FISHERMAN'S FRIEND: Local fishing guru Bob Spees with a monster 72cm coral trout.

THERE is a bit of uncertainty in the air with a big low predicted to reach the Whitsundays next week, but local fishing guru Bob Spees has some advice for local anglers.

The Proserpine River is going to be a hot spot this week, with good barramundi and king salmon in the area.

"Your best bet is using live potty mullet," Mr Spees said.

The dam will be slowing down after a spate of good fishing with the full moon.

Mr Spees suggests "trolling around the basin on dusk and at night, or up in the sticks in the early hours of the morning with shallow divers and soft plastics".

Island fishers are in for a treat this week with really good trout being caught on the fringing reefs.

"There's also been some good giant trevally around Hook Passage, Edward Island and through the passage at Hayman Island," Mr Spees said.

If the winds stay down anglers should also see some really good red emperor being landed on the shoals.

The rock walls are also set to bring some good catches this week.

"Around the mouths of the marina there's been some really nice barramundi being caught along with mangrove jack and finger mark," Mr Spees said.

"Again, the best bait for them would be live mullet."

Shute Harbour should also be on fishers' list of lookouts for the next week with giant trevally and mackerel in the area, as well as good numbers of squid at night.

A good number of prawns are also being caught around New Beach.


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