Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Quality Flathead Are About

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Quality Flathead Are About

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AS THE weekend draws near, it's time to start looking at options for where to go and what species to target.

The weather during the week has been average, with strong winds and rain keeping all but the diehards off the water. There is hope, though, as the current forecast is for the wind to drop off by today, although the showers are set to hang around a bit longer before clearing on Sunday.

Winds are forecast from the south to ESE up to five knots. These conditions should allow boaties to fish the open waters of the bay. Reports of school mackerel and long tail tuna have been coming from the channel between Inskip and Fraser. There have been plenty of bait schools about so make sure to pack a few bait jigs.

Flathead are being caught in good numbers with several reports of quality fish over the 50cm mark.

For the bait anglers try pilchards or white bait if you're in a rush, however if you have time to gather a few live baits of diver whiting, herring or poddy mullet these tend to end up producing better quality fish. …

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