Fishing Report – Wednesday 20th July 2016
It seems the snapper have turned up in better number throughout Platypus Bay for the July full moon. I’ve had several reports from anglers that have managed their bag limit and been dusted up by a few bigger specimens. Floatlining with whole baits like squid, pilchards and yakkas has proved successful along with live baits. Soft plastics are another extremely effective option for targeting snapper.
There’s been plenty of quality flathead around the creek mouths on the western side of Fraser. Hopping soft plastics along the bottom is an easy method for picking up a few flatties, with some anglers having success with metal vibes and suspending jerkbaits. There’s also been plenty of small Spanish mackerel and broad barred mackerel in the same areas which can give you a bit of grief at times.
Reports from the winter whiting fisho’s have mainly come from the western side of Big Woody, however there have been some isolated patches off Gatakers Bay and Dundowran.
Around River Heads there’s been some thumper bream caught over the last week on soft plastics and crankbaits. There were even a couple of bass caught in the same areas which is not very common considering they don’t usually come down this far. The lower reaches of the Mary and Susan have produced some nice flathead and the odd quality jewfish. Further down the Straits most reports have consisted of big summer whiting, bream and the odd threadfin salmon.
Lake Monduran Fishing Report – June