Tin Can Bay fishing options

Last weekend was a fizzer with strong winds making conditions on the bay rather uncomfortable and the beach was a mess to say the least with the only area worth a try was around Double Island Point and in the lagoon where some solid whiting were being caught.

The wind dropped away through the week & we had some fantastic conditions with a few reports of diver whiting throughout the southern end of the Sandy Straits. Squid numbers have also started to increase with the area around Norman Point south to Crab creek worth a try.

The forecast for this weekend isn’t looking too much better than last with the wind expected to start increasing around mid morning on Friday to around 10-15 knots from the south west & is set to continue throughout the weekend until early next week before dropping away to near on perfect conditions Tuesday onwards.

Once again if you’re looking to wet a line around Tin Can Bay over the weekend best off sticking to creeks such as Kauri, Teebar & Carlo as well as around Bullock Point & Pelican Bay. Otherwise take advantage of the early morning low tides to make the trip up to Double Island. With the sand starting to cover the rocks again access to Double Island Point from Rainbow Beach is once again possible a couple of hours either side of the low tide. Although the Freshwater track is still an option if you’re not wanting to risk it. Conditions south of DI are perfect & an easy run north from the Freshwater camp grounds to the Leisha track.

With the run of warmer weather we have had for the last week we have seen a few crabs being caught along with the odd Mangrove Jack. School & spotty mackerel have also been reported with the mouth of Carlo Creek being worth a shot. Chopper Tailor should also be active in this area try around dusk and dawn for best results.

In other news we are now agents for Swap N Go gas cylinders & the cage is full just in time for the weekend.

Until next week have a great weekend & stay safe on the water.

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