Fish Report – 18th September 2012

Well once again we’ve seen a week of near perfect weather that gave a lot of boats the opportunity to head offshore. The smaller tides that we have had during the week have made fishing conditions to almost as good as it gets; and there were some fantastic fish caught.

The islands produced some big trout, sweetlip, cod, parrot and some big red emperor. The gutters also produced some great fishing with big sweetlip, parrot and hussar all being caught. Some big cobia and spanish mackerel have also been caught in these areas.

The river mouths have been producing some school mackerel best caught be trolling spoon lures and pillys. Whiting have been caught in big numbers, mainly in the Elliott river. Yabbies and worms are the go.

There are still plenty of big grunter and monster flatheads throughout the river systems and in the deeper sections of the Burnett such as the Fairymead bend a number of salmon and big jacks have been pulled out mainly on live baits and soft plastics.

Rumour has it that there are still some mud crabs on the move.

Lake Gregory (Isis) has been producing some red hot bass fishing sessions mainly by jigging blades and plastics in the deeper water. Bass to 50cm have been common. As the weather warms up, we’ll see some red hot surface action on big bass. Can’t wait!

Good fishing, and be safe on the water,

Tim Mulhall