Good catches of parrot fish, tailor and school mackerel have been reported by boaties fishing around Peel and Mud Islands this week despite the inside of Moreton Bay having dirty coloured water from storms.
Flathead have been flushed to the mouths of creeks and into the Brisbane River where good size snapper have been caught using live baits and soft plastics.
The recent heavy rain has flushed salty water down to the mouths of creeks and saltwater species have moved downstream to follow the saline water, says Kevin Carpenter from Fishaholics.
The outer reef areas of Moreton Bay have been producing legal size squire on either soft plastics or fresh bait.
Good catches of mud crabs continue to be reported from local creeks and mudflats and the legal-size males are full of meat at the moment.
Best baits are chicken pieces or oil fish such as mullet or tailor
When out in the Bay try fishing with the lightest sinker possible, depending on the current, as this will produce more bites and won’t spook the fish as much.
Mackerel can be found usually around bait balls that often have seagulls or other birds hovering over the area. Try trolling metal spoons, the smaller ones are best suited to smaller mackeral species.
On the sunsafe side of things remember that sunscreen takes about 20 minutes to work properly so apply it whilst in our car or in a shady area before setting out to catch a feed or just have some fun with the kids.
Prevention beats the cure.
The water surface acts like a big mirror and reflects the sun upwards 26 onto your face so keep up the sunscreen even if you wear a hat
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