Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Spanish Mackerel on the Bite; Perfect Conditions for Anglers

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Spanish Mackerel on the Bite; Perfect Conditions for Anglers

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Byline: Mark Planck


TODAY'S conditions will be much better with winds south-easterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening and seas around one metre.

Tomorrow will have beautiful sunny weather with winds south-south-east around 10 to 15 knots.

Be ready to go, Sunshine Reef has also had good spanish mackerel and yellow tail kingfish, nice coral trout and grass sweetlip as well as a few cobia and quality spanish mackerel off Mooloolaba, Coolum and Caloundra.

Out on the reefs off the Wide Bay Bar and Double Island, there were some excellent catches of tuna, spanish mackerel, pearlies, jew, cobia, red and spangled emperor, scarlet sea perch, hussar and gold spot wrasse and a few mahi mahi.

Also trout, spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Out and around Hervey Bay: The New Moon Phase this week has the fish on the bite.

There are still plenty of good mackerel, long tail tuna, threadfin and good mud crabs to be taken in the area and there have been some excellent catches of big golden trevally and Queenfish up to 120cm in the Bay. Also a few sand crabs to be taken around Burrum Heads.

There have been a few good sweetlip, cod and coral trout on the local reefs from Kingfisher Bay to Moon Point.

Longtail tuna and a few spotty mackerel have been taken in Platypus Bay.

There have been a few coral trout, grassy sweetlip, blackall, good cod, tusk fish, and mackerel on the inshore reefs.

Great Sandy Strait, is still producing barramundi and threadfin salmon around the mouth of the Mary River including whiting, flathead and bream throughout.

There have been barramundi and threadfin salmon in the lower Mary and Susan River, and queenfish, golden trevally and giant trevally and a few barred and school mackerel around Urangan. …

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