Fishing Report by Eve Malone, From the Gladstone Fishing Network
WITH SOME ORDINARY CONDITIONS, THIS PAST WEEK HAS MOST OF US FINDING OTHER THINGS TO DO WITH OUR TIME BUT WITH THE FULL MOON JUST PAST, THINGS IMPROVED AND THIS SHOULD CONTINUE INTO NEXT WEEK.
It has been great to see so many out targeting the featured fish I have covered over the past few weeks and also encouraging fisho’s to actually plan, target and assess the season and be able to come home successful in their efforts. The rivers and harbour have definitely produced some great Salmon, and Jew Fish have well and truly come on the bite throughout the systems and up the Narrows. Seals Rocks are showing nice numbers of Brea, similar to the mouths of the rivers. Along the southern wall of the Boyne and Lillies are seeing some action as well. Over the next few days conditions should be fairly good for targeting and brilliant fun on light gear. Throughout the past month we have seen some extended days of perfect reef fishing weather. Rock Cod Shoals and the shelf areas have been predominantly fished with Grassy Sweetlip, Ripper Cod, bag-outs of Redthroat and the odd Red Emperor. Rundle and Hummocky is accessible to the smaller boats who can’t reach that far and at this time of year nice Snapper are being landed on fresh bait. I wouldn’t discount the 12 mile for targeting them as well. Last note, it’s worth a run out and throw your cast net about for some nice Prawns as they should start showing in numbers.