GETTING OUT: Fish biting all over the Coast
IT WAS a winning combination of afternoon storms, a soaking of rain and good tides that fired up the action this week.
With the fish hitting those baits with aggression, not too many anglers came back disappointed.
The Mary River continued to fire on all cylinders.
It's very salty at the moment and off the back of the full moon, there is still plenty of run in the water.
Threadfin salmon have been on the top of the hit list with most anglers trolling deep driving hard body lures between the highway bridge and Copenhagen Bend.
Others kicked back at Brothers Island with a couple of livey's.
Shore-based anglers have been doing quite well from the pontoon at the Lamington Bridge using either fresh bait or live shrimp.
Beaver Rock has also been fishing well with threadfin and blue salmon, black and silver bream, large jew and grunter reported all the way to River Heads including in the Susan River.
Sports fishos have been in their element again this week, from sight fishing for GT's up to 30kg on the sand flats around Moon Point, to trolling skirted lures for small black marlin between Rooney's Point and the Cape.
Mixed species of mackerel have been in numbers around the Burrum 8-mile and plenty of tuna are back on the chew, and taking medium diving lures on the troll or 20-40 gram metal slugs on a fast retrieve.
Large summer whiting and flathead are in numbers populating the sand flats with the best catches coming from the gutters at low tide.
The most popular bait has been yabbies or worms how-ever the flathead have been taking small hard bodied lures, or soft plastic.
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