Flathead Biting At Tin Can Bay

School holidays are now in full swing and we has so far had a few hit and miss days with strong wind warnings at times. That being said we have seen an increased amount of traffic on the water with a several reports of good whiting and flathead being caught along the Tin Can Bay foreshore. The flats in front of Tin Can Bay are ideal land based option for those prepared to wade out into a little deeper water or even paddle a kayak. Flathead, whiting, bream and trevally are common catches through out this area with the added bonus of the odd queenfish. There are plenty of yabbie banks to pump some fresh live bait as well.

On the water Kauri Creek is fishing well with flathead, whiting, bream and even the odd mangrove jack. As we approach the full moon the next few days will be the time to try for Barramundi in the creeks such as Carlo, Teebar and Kauri as well as any of the creeks along the western side of Fraser Island. With just over a month left before the season closes for 2015 if you haven’t already done so it’s time to cross that species off your list for the year.

Beach conditions are improving however still exercise caution and travel a few hours either side of the low tide. For the latest information on beach and inland track conditions check out….http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/cooloola/pdf/cooloola-conditions-report.pdf

Looking at the current forecast for the weekend ahead Sunday is looking to be the pick of the days with light winds around 5-10 knots. Saturday is looking a little average with 10-15 knot wind from SSE. Best to seek protection in creeks such as Carlo, Teebar, and Kauri or alternatively try Pelican Bay, Bullock Point & Double Island Point.

If you’re looking for something to do on Saturday make sure you check out the Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival on the foreshore at Tin Can Bay. With fresh local seafood available, cooking demonstrations and market stalls its a nice day out with the family.

Have a great weekend and stay safe on the water.


Jim Cole
Tin Can Bay Boat Hire

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