IT REALLY wasn’t a great week of weather last week, if you were wanting to get out for a fish.
The southeasters and showers aren’t a good mix for getting out and about.
It’s a shame, as the tides are pretty small at the moment, so it would be a great time to get out wide.
The winds are on the improve, so there will be a few opportunities coming up, especially later in the week.
With the small tides, the Proserpine River and some of the other local creeks should be worth a look.
I haven’t heard too much, as the tides really only came good over the weekend, but I’m sure there’ll be a few barra on the chew.
Live baiting with mullet should work well but, as the water starts to clear, the lure fishos should catch.
Casting the snags and drains with a variety of different lures, like weedless paddle tail soft plastics or soft prawns and hard bodies, should get a few bites.
Also, trolling hard bodies around the deeper snags or vibing the sandbar edges and deeper holes and drop-offs should work well.
There may be a few threadies around too and they will readily hit lures also, especially the soft vibes.
Most of the rivers and creeks will hold grunter too.
They are best on baits, like squid or slabbed mullet or gar, and they feed around rocky areas or areas with a shale type bottom.
There’s a few muddies around too, so definitely worth dropping a few pots in.
As the winds start to drop, some of the land-based areas will be easier to fish.
Spots like the Shute Harbour pontoon and the local beaches are definitely a lot better to fish when the winds aren’t too strong.
The full moon is about a week away, so the lake should start to improve too.
It has been pretty slow lately, with the strong southerlies, so I think the fishing will really improve as the water warms back up a bit and the moon builds.
I’m really keen to hit some of the freshly flooded areas at night, during the full moon period.
So, it’s been quiet on the fishing scene lately but things should really ramp up this week, when the winds change.