News

Fishing report: Mixed bag of fish at Wide Grounds

CATCH OF THE DAY:Young Cooper was thrilled to haul in this longtail tuna, which was caught off Arch Cliffs.
CATCH OF THE DAY:Young Cooper was thrilled to haul in this longtail tuna, which was caught off Arch Cliffs. undefined

THE Easter period certainly turned it on with the weather.

Unfortunately it looks like it was short lived with another south easterly blow this weekend.

WIDE GROUNDS

The wide grounds have fished well, red emperor, parrot, hussar, moses perch, coral trout and cod were reported.

The fishing was productive over Break Sea Spit, with crews reporting good catches of mixed reef fish and pelagics. There may be some swell out there over the next few days with the wind, but hopefully it will drop away next week.

LOCAL REEFS

The local reefs have produced some great catches with good trout, cod, sweetip, golden trevally, blackall and blue parrot reported.

Fresh cut baits have been working the best with hardy heads being a favourite for anglers chasing sweetlip.

Around the islands queenfish, mackerel,squire and trevally can be found working the current lines.

URANGAN PIER

The Urangan Pier has produced some school mackerel, queenfish, golden trevally and longtail tuna.

The first channel has produced some nice whiting and flathead in the dirty water with yabbies working well.

The local beaches will also be worth checking out on the high tide with yabbies and worms being prime baits.

PLATYPUS BAY

The pelagic action on the surface has slowed in Platypus Bay with the tuna schools being scattered throughout the Bay. Micro jigging for species like golden trevally, mackerel, scarlets and snapper has been very productive.

Longtails have been taken on soft plastics worked through the schools with poppers also working well.

If your bait is your thing, cut baits fished into a berly trail has produced some scarlets, blackall, trevally and snapper.

BURRUM

The Burrum usually produces some nice whiting at this time of year. The areas to look at are the flats out the front, along with mouth of the Gregory and the Islands. Yabbies are prime bait, but with the current flow in the river worms can be a better option.

SANDY STRAIT

As the weather cools bread and butter species like whiting, bream and flathead will be the main targets for most down the Strait.

Barramundi, salmon and grunter are still about with live baits working well.

Topics:  fcfishing outdoor-living



OPINION: Come to Maryborough and help break the record

Jordan Philp - deputy editor Fraser Coast Chronicle. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

I am looking forward to doing my part to help break a world record.

New sports lift-out to debut in Monday's Chronicle

Sports Monday masthead.

Fraser Coast Chronicle will debut a new sports lift-out on Monday.

PUBFEST: What you need to know for world record attempt

Pubfest 2017 - Maryborough Town Crier Ken Ashford with (L) Amy Wilson, Harvey the Whale, Emily Milne, Tim Holstein and Trish Milne getting ready for the record attempt.

Thousands will hop from pub to pub in the heart of Maryborough.

Local Partners

Sam Thaiday stars in Broncos’ carpool karaoke

SAM Thaiday has stunned with his karaoke rendition of Celine Dion.

What's on the small screen this week

My Kitchen Rule's mother and daughter contestants Valerie and Courtney.

MY KITCHEN Rules grand finalists face off and Love Child returns.

Anthony LaPaglia steps out with new fiancee

Anthony LaPaglia.

Actor Anthony LaPaglia engaged to much younger girlfiend

Ronan Keating a dad for fourth time

Ronan Keating and Storm Keating.

Bouncing baby boy for Boyzone star

Lion King remake well under way

Seth Rogen.

More Lion King remake cast members revealed

Splendour auctions VIP passes for flood appeal

Crowd at Splendour in the Grass 2016.  Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Each pass will have a reserve price of $500

Falling rents could spell doom for housing prices

What if I told you housing in Australia was getting cheaper?

Couple gets rich renovating run-down city homes

RENO RADICALS: Baden and Nelson Marino-Hall have turned three Toowoomba homes around for profit, saying the Garden City was a haven for renovators like themselves.

The couple has already turned around three homes

Townhouse pitch raises questions over 'high density'

BIG PLANS: Residents have a chance to offer their opinion on plans to build 42 townhouses at Raceview.

Developer plans 42 townhouses for Ipswich suburb

7 million dollar city homes for sale right now

3 Keira Court, Blue Mountain Heights.

Here are seven of Toowoomba's best, and most expensive, houses

'Raping and pillaging': Landlord's anger with nightmare cost

Chris Duane, who is chairman of the body corporate for Terralina Court, says insurance companies are charging too much for premiums.

BODY corporate boss unleashes on huge costs dumped on home owners.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!