Fishing Report – June 2, 2023

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The past weeks have seen one of the earliest runs of tailor that I can remember, with lots of anglers bagging out on tailor, with catches from boats and land.

Skirmish Point is the pick for land-based spots. Watson leaping bonito and dart have also been plentiful off the beaches, with so much bait in the water. Big shout out to the parents that managed to take their kids for a fish, With Tyler and sister Charlotte landed some nice tailor, and Myles managed to hold onto an absolute monster going 60cm and was an awesome fight.

As our fish cycles seem to be a couple of months early with floods having a lot to do with it, the flathead has headed up on the shallows to clean up bait fish that the tailor left behind. Editor (Claude) bagging out in under an hour with shallow running lures.

Bream is growing in numbers every week with more migrating into the passage and upper regions, Snapper is starting to be caught regularly with good numbers boated.

An early run of mullet is seeing the commercial boys working the nets of Woorim, be mindful to give them room to work!

Light lines will see the best results. A 4 to 6-lb line on a 1000-size reel is my favourite. Fished with a long leader and size 1 or 2 long shank hook. Prawns are the flavour of the month with fresh prawns available by the Kilo from Bribie Bait Tackle & Bikes.

Offshore the trail boat anglers have been wrestling with marlin, weather permitting. Tom Caville managed a nice Blue Marlin, (GPS spots provided). With Josh Plover (known as one of Bribie‚Äôs best Marlin Fishos) privileged to be on the legendary Keli Pepene’s boat, the Ikanui, Josh was put on his