Smorgasbord on offer as full moon stirs up fish
OPINION: We had an amazing run of weather during the full moon and the fishing turned it on, with good catches coming in throughout the bay.
The Burrum has been a great option for those with smaller boats.
Mangrove jacks have been turning it on in the upper reaches, with live baits and small hardbodies getting the bites.
Around the islands, whiting has been taken wading the flats on the run-in tide, with live blood worms doing the trick.
The wide grounds have been great for those chasing a feed.
Break Sea Spit has been fishing well for red throats, coronation trout, rosy job fish, maori cod, hussar and more.
Closer to home, coral trout have been on offer at the southern gutters, along with some big sweetlip.
Platypus Bay has been active with tuna schools of late as they move in on the abundance of baitfish.
Small metal slugs have been needed to get the bite.
Small black marlin have been about, taking trolled gars, skirted lures and live baits.
Reef anglers report parrot, backall, golden trevally and sweetlip on baits.
This week's tides will suit anglers looking for blue parrot.
Blue parrot respond well to live crabs and can be a real handful as they go like a freight train once hooked.
Cod, coral trout, squire, sweetlip and blackall have been reported coming from the artificial reef, the channel hole, sammys and the outer banks.
For those fishing closer to home, try the reefs of Point Vernon for some school mackerel, sweetlip, coral trout and blackall.
The pier has been fishing well for whiting, particularly during the full moon.
Catches will drop away this week but expect them to improve when the tides build.
Flathead, bream, school mackerel and queenfish have all been reported.
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