Catches looking good for summer months

FLATHEAD have been the most consistent fish caught this week.

Trolling or casting lures or drifting with baits on the dropping edge of sand banks has been the way to target them.

The better catches this week have come from the mouth of rivers and creeks, as well as the southern end of Cobby Passage at Jumpinpin and Crab Island, to the Seaway in the Broadwater.

Tailor catches have slowed up this week.

NICE CATCH: Clint Baldwin with an 80cm mulloway caught at Jumpinpin last week. Cold westerly winds usually produce a run of mulloway at this time of year.

NICE CATCH: Clint Baldwin with an 80cm mulloway caught at Jumpinpin last week. Cold westerly winds usually produce a run of mulloway at this time of year.

The few fish reported came from within sight of the Pin Bar or Southport Seaway and in the surf.

A few days of cold westerly winds at this time of year always fires up a run of quality mulloway and this year has been no different.

The fish will be wherever the bait schools are, but typically on the edge of deeper holes and around bar entrances.

Fishing with a live mullet, tailor or a fresh fillet of just about anything that swims is a good way to target them.

Prime time for catching fish at the moment is an hour either side of the turn of the tide in strong tidal flow areas.

But they can turn up any time of the tide in areas with less of a current.

Top spots for catches this week have been Marks Rocks in the Logan River, the eastern tip of Short Island at Jumpinpin and the north wall of both Wave Break Island and Seaway the northern break-wall around a tide change.

Summer whiting numbers are slowly improving in the upper reaches of rivers and creeks.

It is still early yet but several anglers caught their bag limit this week which is a good sign for the summer months.

Most of the action has been in the upper reaches of rivers and creeks and smaller drains throughout estuary systems.

There has been lots of small snapper in Moreton Bay.

The few bigger fish caught have come from isolated rubble patches on the Spoil Grounds using live or filleted diver whiting.

It is worth having a floating pilchard out if you’re fishing the bay, school mackerel are still being caught, especially on the eastern side of the Bay.

Offshore fishing has been slower this week and the best results have come from float-lining the northern Cathedrals and Deep Tempest.

The shallows have been plagued by smaller undersized reef species with just the occasional keeper caught.

More about the best fishing in the Redlands at redlandcitybulletin.com.au.