A change from hot days last month to big seas and rain has stirred up some action. The Logan River is fishing better than it has for a long time, the secret for bait anglers is to use prawns caught in the river and lure anglers should use prawn and shrimp imitations.
Get your crab pots out, rain over the past week has improved catches of mud crabs in all rivers and creeks.
Banana prawn catches have been good in deeper holes throughout the Pine River and the mouth of the Logan River. There have been a few caught around the southern Bay islands but not the numbers expected for this time of year.
There’s been quite a few bull sharks caught in the Logan River, the deeper canal just up River of Marks Rocks has been one of the better locations.
Land based anglers have had the best success fishing under the Motorway Bridges.
Beaches have been a wash out for the past week but as conditions settle we are seeing good catches of chopper tailor at dusk and dawn and bigger greenbacks through the night.
Moreton Bay’s artificial reefs always produce good catches after big seas and this week has been no exception with good numbers of snapper and sweetlip caught at daylight and dusk. There have been reports of both school and spotty mackerel on the eastern side of the Bay, the top area is the southern end of Moreton Island include the Four Bacons, Shark Spit and The Sandhills.
With seas yet to settle after last week’s wild weather, there’s been very few offshore reports however typically the bottom would have been stirred up and reef areas bashed by wave action which sees reef species like snapper, pearl perch and tuskfish caught in good numbers.
It should be well worth fishing offshore once seas settle and conditions are safe.
On the freshwater scene Lakes Wivenhoe and Samsonvale are still the pick of impoundments with excellent numbers of bass on the bite.
Redclaw, while not in huge numbers, are at their peak for the year and with the forecast rain, catches should improve over the next few weeks.
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