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Fish should be all fired up as tides get bigger

IT GOES without saying that a hard day's fishing is better than a good day at work, and with the tides building towards the new moon, the fish should be all fired up.

Let's take a look at the report.

Grunter are around in numbers at the moment, and while we are seeing fish up to the 50cm mark, there are a lot of undersized fish in among them.

The more common of the two species caught in our waters are the spotted grunter, otherwise known as the barred javelin.

They carry a size limit of 40cm.

The juvenile looks very similar to the silver javelin which has a size limit of 30cm.

It is important to know the difference between the two species to avoid taking undersized fish.

Friday was the pick of the days last week with light winds and good tides and anglers headed for the Southern Gutters, the Lightship and Rooney's and got among quality grassy sweetlip, scarlet sea perch, reef jack and estuary cod.

Platypus Bay is still alive with pelagics including long-tail tuna, spanish mackerel and queen fish and a few snapper reported from the triangle reef at Wathumba.

The Mary River has been fishing well for grunter, black and silver bream, flathead and the odd thready around the 4kg mark.

Anglers took protection in the creeks and estuaries when the winds came up and landed quality summer whiting, bream, flathead and grunter throughout the entire estuary system of the Sandy Strait and a few quality tailor in Tuan and Poona creeks.

Sand crabs are still in the deeper channels of the Sandy Strait with whiting frames the preferred bait.

Topics:  fishing, outdoor-living




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