Sandy Strait buzzing with motors as winds drop and fish bite

THIS HAS been probably the best run of good weather we've had all year, hopefully we'll see more days like it.

With light to no wind, anglers took to their boats and kayaks and headed in every direction to wet a line.

The Great Sandy Strait was buzzing with motors and ice boxes were full of fish.

Along Fraser Island, Fig Tree, Gary's Anchorage and Deep Creek fisho's were busy with reports of your normal bread and butter reefies like blackall, estuary cod, coral bream and moses perch mainly taking a dead bait.

Big schools of pelagic fish such as golden trevally, mackerel and queenies were taking the floating-pillie presentation.

Neil Chay weighed in this lovely eating barra recently. It was just over 5kg. Photo Freedom Fishing Supplies
Neil Chay weighed in this lovely eating barra recently. It was just over 5kg. Photo Freedom Fishing Supplies Freedom Fishing Supplies

Against the mainland, where there was much less run in the tide, was were most landed barramundi, threadfin and grunter.

Picking up fresh lives is a must for these species as that's what's naturally available for them at the moment so a prawn, herring or bony bream will do the trick.

Flicking your soft plastics around the sand flats is still the most effective technique to land yourself a flathead.

On a bright day use a bright vibrant lure and go dark when it's overcast.

The mud crabs are still running thick in the majority of places, a lot of jennies around though, so best to bait-up big.

The night tides have been popluar for hand spearing a squid or two.

Jason and Tahlia Burns with a nice mixed catch they caught on Sunday. Photo Freedom Fishing Supplies
Jason and Tahlia Burns with a nice mixed catch they caught on Sunday. Photo Freedom Fishing Supplies Freedom Fishing Supplies

Heading up and out of Platypus Bay was an option for the bigger boats hitting the deep water or the shallows chasing the sport fish.

Even with the run, and sharks, a decent lot a fish were still hauled in.

Husser, reds, nannygai, squire and cod were on the list.



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