Fish Report - 29th November 2012

Well, last weekend saw some good weather and this allowed a lot of boats to head offshore. Most found the fishing to be tough but those who caught fish did catch quality ones.

The outer reefs produced some good trout, cod, reds and the usual mixed species.

The gutters produced plenty of parrot, hussar and sweetlip. These areas have also produced some good spanish mackerel and cobia. The exciting news is the huge amount of juvenile black marlin out wide with guys trolling small skirted lures and catching as many as twenty marlin in a day. This has been awesome fun!

There are a few schools of tuna and mackerel along the coast for a bit of fun also.

The local rivers are still producing some fantastic fishing with heaps of flathead about on soft plastics, but mangrove jacks are a hot topic with heaps being caught on live baits and lures. Live poddy mullet has been the best live bait and Lucky Craft Bevy Shads and Prawn Star lures have been the best lures.

There is still a mix of other species out there to be caught such as bream, whiting, salmon and the odd jew.

A few barra have been caught in the Burnett River, but please remember that it is closed season on saltwater barra. If any are caught, they must be released immediately or face a heavy fine.

There are a large number of mud crabs about with a lot being around legal size, so please measure them correctly as well to avoid being caught out.

Till next time,

Tim Mulhall