14 Apr The Fishing REPORT
The fishing has been firing with reports down 1770 of Marlin being caught on the ocean side of the rocks land based. Masthead and Sykes are producing some fairly serious Coral Trout and Red Emperor on bigger baits in waters around the 38 metre mark and trolling the Shoals is giving up some nice Spanish, Spotted Mackerel and the odd Grey Mackerel.
Red Throat are in numbers with a lot of undersized fish around the Shoals yet deeper waters at Sykes are producing sizes in the vicinity of 65 cm plus which is, in anyone’s book, a nice fish. As we come into the cooler months and the temp drops and so does the wind, we should see some catches of Snapper around the 12 mile and Rundle Island particularly Bass Shoals so keep that in mind when planning your next outing. Also in these areas the Jew will be on the bite around the northern side – some good holes in there to target.
Rivers and Creeks are fishing well for Jack and Barra. The odd Salmon are being caught but this should die down as we come into the cooler months. I suggest Bream and Grunter as target species in the coming months. Find the fish around gravel ground and rocky outcrops with live bait, peeled prawns, soft plastics (colour depending on night or day) or small lucifer Reidy lures doing the trick.
That’s me for this week. Tight lines and smiling faces. If you would like to submit any photos or stories for future reports please feel free to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org