Tags: Bribie Island. Fishing report and Fishing Spots. Tide Times.
Seasons greetings! We hope everyone has had a great Christmas and that you’re all kicking back and enjoying the summer holiday period! Inshore fishing has been a little on the quiet side and very hit and miss over the last month, the guys at BBQ Boat Hire at Pacific Harbour have been reporting boats coming in with the occasional nice flathead, whiting, and bream from around Whitepatch and the mouth of Ningi Creek.
There’s been some moses perch, cod and sweet lip from around the bridge pylons and some decent jewfish from around the deeper holes and dropoffs around the passage. Snapper around the 40 – 50cm mark are being caught from the mouth of Pacific Harbour and up around Gallaghers Gutter to the North.
Good whiting is still coming in from Red Beach, Woorim and most of the sandbars up and down the Pumicestone Passage. These are a great table fish and easily caught from most accessible locations along the foreshore.
They will readily take most baits, but best results have been on worm, yabbies, and prawns. Bream can be caught right through the passage around rocky outcrops, oyster leases and in the canals.
The best time to target them is early mornings, late afternoons and night on a variety of baits including prawns, squid and flesh baits such as mullet. Burleying up the area you are fishing and using light gear will improve your chances significantly. We are now seeing some quality catches of both sand and mud crabs so if you’re thinking of spending some time fishing the passage this summer, it’s worth bringing your pots.
Offshore has been firing for those venturing out with snapper, mackerel, cod, and mahi-mahi prevalent. There is plenty of live bait around the passage for those looking to catch their own and we stock a selection of yabbie pumps, cast nets, jigs, and aerators at Bellara Bait & Tackle.
For those that want the hard work taken out of their next trip, we have live, fresh, frozen and cured baits on hand as well.
Hope you all enjoy the holidays and have a great new year