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Our waters on fire with a variety of fish taking the bait

Karen Riddell landed her first threadfin. This monster went at 12.92kg.
Karen Riddell landed her first threadfin. This monster went at 12.92kg. Freedom Fishing Supplies

THE weather has been pretty good around the Fraser Coast area this week. We had a lot of anglers out on the water especially over the weekend for Father's Day so lets check out what they've been catching.

Fishing throughout the Great Sandy Strait is fantastic at the moment with lots of reports coming in, and a huge variety of fish being landed.

Summer whiting up to 500g have been caught in the strait and up Wathumba Creek.

We've got mangrove jack in the estuary systems, barra and threadfin at Fig Tree and blackall, grassy sweetlip and golden trevally on the ledges at Deep Creek.

Schoolie mackerel have been spotted hanging in the channels.

Freedom Fishing Supplies youngest staff member Cruize Bandholz had a cracker of a weekend, throwing lures around and landing multiple flathead.
Freedom Fishing Supplies youngest staff member Cruize Bandholz had a cracker of a weekend, throwing lures around and landing multiple flathead. Freedom Fishing Supplies

Flathead are back in numbers in the strait.

Even just walking the sand flats at low tide, you will see all the flathead lays in the sand which is an excellent sign that they're around, and the Yo-Zuri 3D Crystal Shrimp in the amber colour is the weapon of choice.

Small GT's around the 3kg mark are around Kingfisher and there are mixed bags of quality reef fish at McKenzies Ledge.

The Mary River continues to produce the goods with a few smaller barramundi at the sugar mill plus threadfin salmon, blue salmon, black and silver bream from Beaver Rock to River Heads including in the Susan River.

Threadfin salmon, whiting and flathead have all been reported from Burrum Heads with a few queenies and schoolie mackerel in the mouth of the channel.

We're starting to see a few mangrove jack hit baits up around the rocks as well.

Tinana Creek is fishing well for bass but they do seem to be a bit timid still with the cooler water temps.

Spinner bait seems to be one of the few lures that are working the best.

Keith Carroll with a whiting, weighing in at .484g. On light gear that would have felt like a marlin.
Keith Carroll with a whiting, weighing in at .484g. On light gear that would have felt like a marlin. Freedom Fishing Supplies

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