The main fish we have seen this week is the winter species which is normal this time of year. Flathead seem to be on most of their normal haunts, land based the best pick would be Turners Camp Road and Whitepatch. From a boat a drift from the Ningi Creek cross marker to the Bribie Island bridge and from the bridge down to Buckley’s Hole.
Bream are in good numbers and you will get these fish everywhere. The bigger species are coming from the mouth of the canal estates at both Banksia Beach and Bongaree. The Banksia Beach canal is fishing well closer to the entrance where as the locals tell me that further back into the canals have been a little quiet.
Winter whiting are also everywhere and it’s hard to actually get away from them. They can be bait thieves at times when you are fishing for other species. If you were targeting them land based anywhere south of the bridge on the island side would be the best especially Red Beach. In a boat the Cockle Banks are still the prime spot with bag limits being reported from here regularly.
Tailor are also in good numbers at the moment and the size is increasing. The land based fishos best chance to get these hard fighting and hard biting fish is to travel over to the surf side and fish off the beach and the boaties just outside the passage into Deception Bay is where the biggest fish have been taken. The weather conditions have knocked the snapper around a bit so no reports this week but I am sure they are still out there.
Beach, camping & 4WD report
With all this rain we have had I am sure that the conditions will be a little sloshy over on the island. The inland track was in danger of flooding again so please contact me on (07) 5497 5253 for a report closer to the time of your travel.
2nd 3rd and 4th Lagoons were flowing so please time your trip up the beach at low tide to safely cross these water crossings.