Good weather allows anglers to venture to top fishing spots
RECENT good weather windows have given anglers opportunity to get out to their favourite fishing grounds.
As autumn moves along we will see more consistent weather, which will see crews gear up the bigger vessels ready to head offshore.
Out at Burrum, a few prawns are still about off Woodgate but numbers have dropped away.
Out towards the Burrum eight-mile, a few blue parrot have been taken on live prawns and crabs. Golden trevally, queenfish and school mackerel have also been reported from out there.
In the river, grunter, trevally and flathead have been reported.
Sharks have been pestering anglers on the local reefs. Moving around will see your catch rate increase, as staying in one spot too long sees the sharks move in.
Sweetlip, blackall, golden trevally and squire have been reported coming from the reefs.
Queenfish, broad bar mackerel, Spanish mackerel and golden trevally have been reported off the pier.
Some good whiting catches have been coming in at night, with live yabbies working well.
The crew at Anglers Den have also reported a few gar and flathead in the first channel, along with the odd barra in the early hours of the morning.
Up in Platypus Bay, Spanish mackerel, school mackerel, tuna and trevally have made up most of the catches.
The tuna have been taking small lures, with 25g Gillies baitfish metals working well.
If you are looking for a few reef fish, the six-mile has produced a few scarlets and squire of late, with fresh hardy heads getting the best results.
In the strait, solid flathead have been reported along the western side of Fraser Island. Casting soft plastics is a great way to catch a feed of flathead, along with live baits like pike or herring.
Grunter, blackall, sweetlip and golden trevally have also been reported from the strait.
In the Mary River system, barra are being reported from the mouth up to the mid-reaches.
Salmon and big grunter have also been coming from the river, with soft vibes and live prawns doing well.