Fishing Report – Wednesday 10th August 2016
There’s still plenty of golden trevally on the inshore reefs if you want to have a bit of fun with soft plastics or micro jigs. There’s been some nice cod and trout caught on a variety of lures and live baits, just keep an eye on the size of trout as there’s plenty of small ones around. The snapper have been a bit hit and miss with plenty of smaller squire around. Some of the better snapper have actually been caught trolling hardbody lures.
Throughout the Straits there’s heaps of flathead around at the moment particularly around the creek mouths and drains. Flatties will take a wide range of lures, with soft plastics being particularly effective. Just remember when chasing flathead, the bigger specimens are the breeding females so take care of them when handling and if it’s a big dusky the maximum size limit is 75cm.
Reports from the Burrum have mainly consisted of some nice flathead in the lower reaches on soft plastics and live baits. At night there’s been some quality bream caught on fresh strip baits, pillies and mullet gut. There’s even been a few squid around too.
The eastern beaches on Fraser have been fishing well over the last week. The quality of tailor is starting to improve with more fish between the 50-55cm mark being caught. North of Cathedral Beach and Dundubara have been some of the hot spots using ganged pillies and strips of bonito or fresh dart. There’s also been some nice whiting and dart around Happy Valley and the Maheno.
Lake Monduran Fishing Report – August