Getting Out: Tides wake summer fish
THIS week's big tides gave some of our summer species the extra push they needed to become active.
Recent warm weather has brought water temperatures up, with barramundi, mangrove jacks and salmon responding to this in the estuaries.
On the local reefs, coral trout, sweetlip and blue parrot have been on the chew, with the fishing starting to heat up with the weather.
OUT at Burrum, mangrove jack anglers have dusted off their gear, with some good captures being reported from the mid and upper reaches, along with the odd fingermark.
Barra have also been active, but with not many days left to the closed season, you will have to get out there while you can.
Closer to the mouth, flathead have been active around the boat ramps, with whiting are another good option on the flats.
THE local reefs are a great option at present. Working the tide change will get the best results, with sweetlip, blackall, golden trevally, cod, coral trout and blue parrot all being reported. School mackerel continue to be a good target species, with the fairway, Nu2 beacon, moon ledge and the reefs of Arch cliffs holding good numbers.
THE pier has been fishing well of late with good captures of whiting being reported.
Flathead have also been active around the pylons, with bream also in the mix.
Out in the second channel, there's golden trevally, queenfish along with Spanish, grey and school mackerel.
PLATYPUS Bay is seeing the pelagic activity warm up with some good schools of mac tuna and a few longtail tuna also coming in.
School mackerel are starting to show up on a few reefs, with the usual trevally species also being reported.
THE Mary and Susan rivers have had some good reports of barra and salmon catches over the past week.
Barra can be found holding on the snags and rock bars, with the salmon coming from around the herring schools and drains.
Flathead have been active around south head, with fish to 70cm being reported. Further down the strait, whiting can be found around the flats.
Stay safe on the water and have a good weekend.