After what seems like weeks of wet and windy weather, this weekend is looking perfect to get out and wet a line! Spring-like conditions are expected over the weekend with warm sunny days and light winds. Conditions look pretty good up until next Thursday when the winds start to pick up. The Solunar Calendar indicates Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week are to be the best days for fishing efficiency.
Offshore has seen catches of tuskfish, red emperor, amberjack, cobia and hussar on the Barwon Banks and the Hards. Those fishing off Double Island Point have reported some good sweetlip, moses perch and tuskfish, while those off Caloundra have had luck with tuskfish and sweetlip.
Remember the snapper and pearl perch closure runs until August 15.
Noosa and Maroochy
Noosa fishos have reported bream at the river mouth, along with some good sized flathead for those willing to persist. Tailor and trevally continue to be reported in good numbers in Woods Bay, whilst bream are still being caught at Tewantin.
The Maroochy River has been quiet, with a few catches of bream and flathead reported over the last week. There’s been good sized tailor around Bli Bli and towards the upper reaches.
Around the Cod Hole and up to Chambers Island has been the pick of the spots if you’re chasing big flathead or decent sized trevally. 3” Paddle Tails are still your best option.
Not much has been reported off the beach at Mudjimba, with weather conditions keeping most fishos away. A few tailor have been reported off the northern beaches and also at Kawana.
There’s still jewfish hanging around the beaches in the deeper gutters on low tide from Currimundi through to Point Cartwright. Flathead have been in good numbers around the mouth of Bells Creek, continuing south along the weed beds and around the entrance to the Narrows.
Plenty of dart and good sized whiting has been reported off north Bribie Island caught using beach worms and yabbies.
Fish of the Month competition
Have you entered our Catch of the Month Competition? We’re giving away two $25 gift vouchers to spend in our store each month – one for the photo with the most likes, and one for the best catch as selected by our team.
To enter, post a photo of your catch on Facebook or Instagram, use the hashtag #BaitMasterFishingComp and tag us in your photo.
The competition runs from the first to the last day of each month and winners will be announced at the start of the following month. We can’t wait to see your catches!
You’ll find Bait Master Fishing and Tackle at 311 David Low Way, Bli Bli. We are stocked up with plenty of gear, ice and bait to keep you busy over the coming week!
We’ve been expanding our range of bait and can now offer our customers freshly caught bait straight from the boat to you! Keep an eye on our socials to see what we have and when. We took delivery of premium garfish and squid last week which we’ve packaged up and frozen ready for your next adventure!
Until next week, tight lines!
Trent and Corinne
Bait Master Fishing and Tackle