Did someone order summer early? With the next few days tipped to see temperature’s reach the mid 30’s it looks like we are getting a taste of summer a few days early. The forecast for the weekend ahead looks great and what better way to cool off than spend some time on the water.
Over the past few weeks the we have been receiving a number of reports of Mangrove Jack being caught. This weekends high tides in the late afternoon should provide anglers a chance to head up the creeks in search of a few Red Devils and fish into the night. The bread and butter species such as whiting, bream and flathead are regular catch at present. Areas such as the mouth of Kauri Creek, Ida island and Pelican Bay all being worth a crack. Live baits of yabbies and worms will generally produce the best results however even if you don’t have time to gather these yourself frozen baits will also do the trick.
If you manage to get out around early morning before the wind picks up it will be worth a try for a few Pelagic’s around Big Mick. Live baits or unweighted pillies will generally be enough to tempt a mackerel or trevally however casting chrome slugs is also worth a try. The inshore reefs off Rainbow Beach have been performing well of late with cod, Moses perch, sweetlip and sole all being caught less the a couple of hundred meters off the beach. If you are heading out this weekend don’t forget to slip slop slap as the UV is expected to reach extreme levels.
Until next week stay safe on the water.
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