Fishing Report – Wednesday 21st December 2016
Off the Urangan Pier there’s been some good catches of mackerel reported including both school and broad barred mackerel. Metal spoons and live herring have been working best and have also produced the odd trevally and queenfish. Pencil squid have been another good target during the night. The use of a lantern or LED light will help keep the squid in your general area.
Up the island there’s been plenty of mac tuna and the odd longtail tuna. The spotted mackerel are starting to turn up in better numbers and should continue to do so if the northerly winds stay away. There’s been some big golden trevally up there as well caught on soft plastics and micro jigs. The odd juvenile black marlin is still being caught around Rooney’s, supposedly there’s a few being caught up north at the moment so hopefully we’ll see a late run of them in our waters.
Reports from the inshore reefs have mainly consisted of cod, coral trout, grass swettlip and school mackerel. The sharks are pretty bad at the moment so make sure you move around if you start losing fish.
The Mary and Susan River systems have been producing some big threadfin salmon with plenty of fish over the meter mark being landed. There’s also been plenty of big grunter around that can be caught on a range of baits and lures. If you’re fishing the Burrum River there’s been some nice mangrove jack over the 50cm mark coming from the mid to upper reaches on livies and lures.
Lake Monduran Fishing Report – November/December