Tanyon and Tony with a couple of very respectable flathead caught last Sunday
Tanyon and Tony with a couple of very respectable flathead caught last Sunday

Now fishos could use some support from the wind

THE DAYS have certainly been heating up along with the water temperature.

Now if only the winds would co-operate. And whether you were headed away fishing or stuck in the rivers and estuaries, the fish were hitting those baits with aggression.

Let's take a look at the report.

Lauchy with a nice snapper caught on a soft plastic.
Lauchy with a nice snapper caught on a soft plastic. andew chorley

Tinnanbah ledge has been producing some quality reef fish including estuary cod, blackall and squire up to 40cm and Poona has been reporting quality flathead in numbers working the sand flats on the making tide.

Trolling the deeper channels has paid off for anglers with a mixed catch of spottie, schoolie and grey mackerel taking medium diving lures from 90-150mm with the odd tailor landed as well.

Maaroom and the surrounding estuary system has seen some monster summer whiting up to 40 cm.

The preferred bait has been worms or yabbies but for the sports fisherman, chasing those elbow-slappers using poppers or stick baits, sure does get the adrenalin going.

The inshore protected reefs such as the Artificial, Mickey's and Sammie's, were a little quiet over the last week.

However anglers were still able to get a good feed of grassy sweetlip, snapper, moses perch, estuary cod and blackall.

Large golden trevally have been taking soft plastics on the sand flats at Moon Point, and those who braved the elements and headed up to the gutters were rewarded with quality catches of scarlets, coral trout, snapper and cobia.



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