The fishing offshore this weekend should be red hot with the full moon falling early next week.
The morning tides are quite big so the coral trout and red throat emperor should be on the chew in the shallows.
I’d definitely be focusing in the shallows until the afternoon tide change then I’d be fishing the deep for your red emperor when there’s not as much run in the smaller afternoon tide.
Fingers crossed the weather plays the game.
As always, check the local weather report before heading out.
The schoolie mackerel have definitely been the standout fish caught in the past couple of weeks on the inshore reefs.
Fast retrieving flasha spoons and floating pilchards down has again been the standout technique.
Remember to stay away from wire traces when chasing schoolies, using 60lb fluorocarbon as trace – that will get you the bite.
Also, there’s been some very nice late seasoned snapper being caught as well.
Jigging 5” soft plastics off the bottom has been doing the trick.
With the rain we experienced again last weekend the river has freshened up again so I’d definitely be focusing on fishing towards the mouth.
I’ve heard of some nice flathead, bream and whiting being caught on fresh baits such as yabbies and live sprat.
There’s also some stud mangrove jack being caught on the North Wall so be sure to have a flick for them.
Don’t forget to drop the crab pots in, with the full moon tides and the fresh the mud crabs should be ON!
THE KOLAN RIVER AND BAFFLE CREEK
The Kolan and Baffle have also experienced plenty of fresh in the systems over the past week so I’d definitely be fishing towards the mouth.
With the full moon early next week the fishing for whiting should be around on the shallow sandbars.
Pumping yabbies at low tide then fishing the incoming tide is the way to go to get a tasty feed of whiting.
There also been some cracker sized mangrove jack being caught. Setting live baits and hopping soft vibes over rock bars and out of mangroves, has been doing most of the damage.
Don’t forget to drop the pots in because there’s plenty of mud crabs getting caught in both these systems.
Lake Monduran is still firing with 1M+ barramundi being caught every day.
Working Molix Shads and Jackal Squirrels out of windblown bays and points has been doing most the damage.
Remember to fish with confidence, you never know when that fish of a lifetime is going to smash your lure!
Till next time, keep it real
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