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REEL LIFE – Bribie Fishing report
With the weather now warming, the fishing around Bribie, up the Pumicestone Passage, and through the creeks running into it has been producing some quality fish.
Most of the beaches are now seeing good numbers of summer whiting, with the best baits being worm, yabbies, and prawn. Large flathead is being caught around the sandbars, gutters, and beaches on a multitude of baits and lures. For many, fishing the gutters around the sandbars on an outgoing tide has been producing the goods.
Bream are still about in numbers right through the passage and canals on the island with fish around the 30 – 40 cm mark being fairly common. The best baits here have been prawns and mullet strip, while those working soft plastics around the canals and creek mouths are being rewarded with nice table fish as well.
Plenty of pan-sized snapper around the bridge pylons and deeper drop-offs in the passage(left) and Michael Schuberg with an 83 cm flathead caught off one of the many sandbars, released after a quick photo.(right)
Squire and snapper are still around in numbers for those fishing the deeper holes reefs and drop-offs. Fish the outgoing tide early morning or late afternoon with strips of fish or squid. The bridge pylons and deeper holes in the passage, as well as off the Bongaree jetty are producing some nice Jewfish and fish around the meter mark are fairly common. The most successful baits here have been whole or live mullet and squid which can be caught in a number of places around the island fairly easily.
It was a disappointing tailor season, but we are still seeing some fish making their way into people’s eskys. Unfortunately, though, those targeting them have found them a little patchy.
Crabs are finally on the move, and those putting in the effort have been rewarded with some quality sand and mud crabs around the shallows and up through the creeks. With the warmer weather now upon us, it’s the time to start heading offshore and around the southern channel markers targeting mackerel and other pelagics. Either that or heading up the creeks to chase mangrove jack.