We have had a cracking week with probably the biggest and best varieties of fish landed this year. It didn’t matter where you were fishing, be it land based, yak or offshore. Everyone got a great feed and had an absolute blast in doing so.
The weather looks to be playing a part in keeping most boats tied up this weekend. Big swell for Saturday and increased wind speed. Although it does definitely look like it’s going calm a little midweek. We have had our cold snap and we are looking at water temperatures of around 21 degree’s which means the winter species should be definitely in or well and truly on their way.
When the weather was calmer the hotspots for offshore boaties were most marks. The ones to note were Coolum, North end Barwon Banks and Caloundra Wide all producing a fantastic variety of fish. A few solid Amber Jack, Snapper, Pearlies, Tusk Fish and many more were all boated out in those wider reef marks. The inner reefs kept everyone really entertained with Snapper and Pearlies. Most boats that did head out got their quota. The cooler weather is here and that means so are the squid. Dangling a jig over the side while fishing for your reef fish has worked a treat for most boats picking up a couple each trip.
The Mooloolah River Mouth and The Basin has been the hotspots so far for land based anglers. Out off the rocks at the mouth there is a fantastic variety with school Mackerel, Grunter and big Bream the fan favourites. Floating Pilly’s and light sinkers are the preferred choice to land these fish. There has also been reports of some squid off the headland so it most definitely won’t surprise me to see some squid in a few buckets this winter. Buddina beaches haven’t been fished with great regularity due to the gutters not forming deep. Even though this is the case there are some whiting and flathead still in these gutters with plenty of small Dart to entertain any angler. For onshore the number one bait has been the small sized Pilchard rigged whole.
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