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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

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WHAT A great run of weather we are having at the moment.

Good weather and school holidays don’t come along together too often so a lot of people are making the most of it and heading out on the water.

The small tides can make the fishing a little slow out wide but most people are still getting some decent catches of red throat and a few trout out at the reef.

The light run certainly helps in the deeper water and it fished pretty well for red emperor and nannygai.

The smaller tides work pretty well in close for the Spanish too and the usual haunts like Double Cones produced some quality fish. Slow trolled wolf herring work great in those areas.

The Proserpine River is fishing well, with the warmer conditions and with the small tides it’s a perfect recipe for the barra and threadies to fire up.

The lure fishers, both trolling and casting, should come into their own with the clear warm water.

Trolling 4 or 5m diving lures around the deeper snags or casting soft vibes or prawn style lures around the sandbar drop-offs are popular ways to target them.

Live baiting with prawns or mullet will work well too.

The barra in the lake are on the chew too and, as the water warms, it will get better and better.

The forecast is looking really stable for the next week or so and this usually works well for the lake barra.

Casting the weed edges in the low, light times with surface lures or weedless style plastics is working well; I really like the calm early mornings for this style of fishing.

The weather looks great for the next week, so good luck if you get a chance to head out.

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