The weekend is here & for residents of the Cooloola region it’s a long weekend for the Gympie show.
Typical we had perfect conditions throughout the week before a change the wind picked up Thursday to around 15-20 knots inside the bay just in time for the long weekend. These windy conditions are set to continue through the weekend & early into next week & will put a bit of a dampener on this weekend’s fishing efforts.
The past week we have continued to receive reports of diver whiting in good numbers throughout Tin Can Bay, the added bonus this week has been the arrival of the Tailor inside the bay. Whilst the numbers aren’t in plague proportions it is still early in the season & we should see them increase over the coming weeks.
Golden Trevally & squid are still active around Norman Point & will be worth a crack once the wind dies down.
Best advice for the weekend if your keen for a fish is to seek shelter from the wind in creeks such as Teebar & Kauri. Pelican Bay will also offer protection from southerly wind although the boat ramp at Bullock Point is in dire need of some TLC.
The lagoon at Double Island Point will also be another option for land based anglers to escape the wind try for Whiting, Bream & Dart. Even though the sand at Mudlo Rocks is slowly coming back after the rough conditions earlier this month there are still a number of exposed rocks causing people some grief with at least two 4WD’s being lost to notorious section of beach over the past week. Best bet is to plan your trip & take the Freshwater track rather than becoming another photo on the wall of shame at the Rainbow Beach Hotel.
Until next week have a great weekend & stay safe on the water.