Fishing Report – Wednesday 26th October 2016
The building tides this weekend will be ideal for those chasing a feed of summer whiting. For land based anglers, the town beaches from Torquay to Urangan have been producing some of the better specimens. Throughout the straits there’s been some cracking whiting as well.
If you want to catch a barramundi, now is the time to do it as the annual barramundi closure starts on midday the 1st of November and runs until midday the 1st of February. During this closure anglers can only target barramundi in waterways included in the stocked impoundment permit scheme, such as Lake Lenthalls and Monduran. There’s been some huge barra caught this season, one of the boys at work even landed his PB of 130cm the other day.
Threadfin salmon have been another good target throughout the Straits and Mary and Susan River systems. If you want to soak a bait, live herring and mullet are good options however more and more anglers are chasing threadies on lures and getting great results.
There’s been plenty of pelagics around over the last week and you don’t necessarily need a big boat or a boat at all to chase them. Off the Urangan Pier there’s been some nice broad barred mackerel and school mackerel caught. Gatakers Bay is a good option if you’ve got a smaller boat and want to troll some hardbody lures. Around the bay islands there’s been some big queenfish as well taking stickbaits and poppers.
Up the island there’s been heaps of mac tuna and some big longtail tuna. There’s even been some nice spotted mackerel that have made an early appearance. The fairway buoy also produced a mixed bag of mackerel, tuna and trevally.
Just a reminder as well of the coral reef fin fish closure from the 28th of October to the 1st of November. For all the details on this closure visit the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website.
Lake Monduran Fishing Report – October