Fraser Coast Fishing: Variety of species on the bite
WE enjoyed another perfect week right across the Fraser Coast, how lucky are we to call this place home? It's time for this week's fishing report - let's check out what's been caught and where.
Locals have been spoilt for choice with many species readily available to them. Reports this week are flooding in from the Great Sandy Straits with anglers catching plenty of flathead in the shallow waters around drains and drop-offs.
Some of the popular bait displays working are larger curly or shad tailed soft plastics or you could try shallow to medium diving hard body lures.
Summer whiting numbers have improved so targeting the mud banks around the mangroves out off Tuan or Maaroom has been quite lucrative. The yabbies and worms continue to produce the goods but on clear wind free days you should try targeting whiting on surface poppers. You'll be very surprised on how much fun you can have.
The Mary River has been a hot spot for those chasing a feed of bream or grunter with a few nice threadfin and jew fish amongst the catches fishing the rock bar up from the Beaver Rock boat ramp or the area that surrounds the river heads point have been most productive.
With some of the coolest days of the year last week we can still expect our winter reef fish to be on the chew, fishing with pilles and or squid on or just off the bottom is a proven technique for the squire and snapper. And in the deeper areas trout, reds and pearl perch have fallen victim to the humble squilchards (squid pillie)