Michelle won Freedom Fishing Supplies' monthly weigh-in voucher for her 2.7Kg jack catch. Photo Freedom Fishing Supplies
Michelle won Freedom Fishing Supplies' monthly weigh-in voucher for her 2.7Kg jack catch. Photo Freedom Fishing Supplies Freedom Fishing Supplies

Light winds send boats far and wide in Great Sandy Strait

WHAT a great weekend for fishing.

Fisherfolk went far and wide, taking full advantage of the light winds.

The fish stories are coming in thick and fast - let's have a look at what was caught.

The northern and southern gutters were accessible for boaties to hit and with much better tides and run to contend with, most anglers bagged out.

Our winter reefies are moving in with squire, reds, trout and nannygai coming over the sides of boats.

Brady with a very decent flathead. Photo Freedom Fishing Supplies
Brady with a very decent flathead. Photo Freedom Fishing Supplies Freedom Fishing Supplies

A few sharks were present but moving around and keeping them guessing kept them away.

For the smaller boats the inshore reefs like the artificial, Sammy's and Moon had their fair share of positive stories.

The usual suspects like blackall, cod, coral bream and squire were getting caught.

Almost like turning off a light switch, the pelagic fish have become very scarce.

It could be the cooler water temperatures. The shallow and warmer water might be the go.

The Mary River continues to produce those big threadfin on live bait, grunter on prawns or dead bait and big silver and black bream on mullet or strip bait.

The odd barramundi and late season jack were stealing a live bait here or there as well.

The Strait and inlets have kept land-based fishos happy with plenty of flathead taking a wide variety of lures and bait displays and whiting hitting the surface poppers in the still waters.

Dane was out on the water early and did well to land this beautiful big threadfin. Photo Freedom Fishing Supplies
Dane was out on the water early and did well to land this beautiful big threadfin. Photo Freedom Fishing Supplies Freedom Fishing Supplies