Top bream in estuaries and waves

BREAM continue to dominate catches for both lure and bait anglers in all estuary waters and the surf.

LURED IN: Jason May with a fat, lure caught, threadfin salmon.

LURED IN: Jason May with a fat, lure caught, threadfin salmon.

Top spots include the Sunken Wall in the Brisbane River, Marks Rocks in the Logan River and the main channel edges between the Sundale Bridge and the seaway. The better quality have been caught at night, dusk and dawn but quality bait on the day-time tide changes is producing keepers.

There have been more mulloway than usual caught over the past few weeks, most around the 80 centimentre mark. Top spots include the Southport Seaway, Kalinga Bank, Marks Rocks in the Logan River and the edge of the rock wall leading out to Luggage Point in the Brisbane River.

Tailor are in excellent numbers although most are just legal choppers. To catch the better quality you need to be sitting on a good gutter through the night, peak time has been just as the moon rises.

CATCH: Amber Wilkinson with a Brisbane River bream caught on a Zipbaits Khamsin DR minnow.

CATCH: Amber Wilkinson with a Brisbane River bream caught on a Zipbaits Khamsin DR minnow.

There are plenty of school mackerel in the bay with the best catches around Dunwich, the northern end of the Rainbow Channel and off the south western tip of Moreton Island.

There have also been plenty of snapper caught. The best fish are coming from isolated small reef areas where there is less fishing pressure. All artificial reefs are fishing better than they have for some time as are the ledges along Moreton and North Stradbroke islands.

Around the bay island shallows bream and undersize snapper are the main species being caught. To catch the better quality snapper you need to be out before daylight and fishing very light.

Diver whiting have been in good numbers. The best catches have been on the banks on the eastern side of the bay. The banks north of Brisbane River around the Coopa Channel are also producing good results.

There have been good numbers of squid in the bay. Top spots are off Redcliffe and Victoria Point but any banks where there is seagrass will have some squid on them. Offshore fishing has been all about the snapper with great catches when the weather allows you to get out there.