NOTHING has really changed on the fishing front with the persistent southeasters we’ve had.
This week is the most promising it’s looked for a while though, so hopefully things improve.
As I keep saying, the Spanish and school mackerel seem to be around in pretty good numbers but it’s hard to get amongst them with the wind…but maybe this week will be the chance.
I mentioned last week that one of the best baits for the Spanish is wolf herring and they are showing up in the bays, so it’s not a bad time to get a few ready.
We have a good range of chin weights and jig heads, which make it easy to rig the wolfies, in-store at Barra World.
The schoolies are usually found in close, on some of the shallow shoals, like the patch out from laguna.
Trolling a silver spoon or shiny, barra style lure is a good way to find the schoolies and, bait wise, an unweighted ganged pilly usually works a treat for them.
The Proserpine River produced some good threadies and a few barra last week, when the tides were a bit smaller.
The tides are on the build now, so the strong current will make it harder to fish but there should be a few crabs around though.
The lighter winds will help for fishing the beaches, so chasing a few whiting and flathead will be an option during the next few days.
It will help with the Shute Harbour pontoon too and, if there’s a bit of bait around, there will be queenies and trevally close by.
All the rock walls are fishing pretty well at the moment, so it’s pretty much a case of ‘find the bait and you’ll find the fish’.
The lake has got a bit slower but, considering it is June, the barra are still having a bit of a chew and we have been catching a few.
Again, this week it should fish a bit better with the calmer conditions.