Hi there anglers,
After all that rain we should have had an exciting start to the fishing frenzy. This didn’t eventuate for the prize catches were very hard to come across. Plenty of fish have been caught though with most of great table size fish. We are looking for a bit of a rough week ahead with onshore wind speeds predicted at around 20 knots and swell over 2m. This maybe what is needed to produce the expected highs of fishing after the rain.
The reports for the past week are very much the same. The birds and big tuna have been seen busting up bait schools from the around Old Woman and the other side of the shark nets. Large Mackerel seem to have slowed down but are not gone with a few still around and are caught with live baits and float lines. There is plenty of Squire around but the big nobbies have been hard to come across. Caloundra Wide and Murphey’s seem to be better places recently. If sticking to the coastline is more your thing Currimundi and Caloundra 9 Mile have worked well with Old Woman also producing some great sport fish. The variety of reef species has been fantastic so you have to be out there to get that great session. When it fires it really fires.
The Mooloolah River hasn’t been heavily fished recently. The bream and garfish are starting to move in and with big bream already been landed. The river mouth has kicked off again with plenty of school mackerel, bream and grunter.. The basin is still an easy destination to fish with trevally species, whiting and flathaed caught on beach worms, small pillies, herring and pipi’s.
The beach has been pretty quiet and the usual suspects are there. There have been a few Jew caught in the previous weeks and I can’t see why this week should be any different. There are some great gutters along Buddina beach and are worth testing out. Live beach worms, squid and mullet fillets seem to be the best baits to be using this winter.
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