Cam with a nice longtail tuna caught off Arch Cliffs recently.
Cam with a nice longtail tuna caught off Arch Cliffs recently. Contributed

Good tides put plenty of fish on offer for game anglers

WITH a bit of a break in the weather earlier in the week it gave anglers a window to get out amongst a few.

With good tides and such a wide variety on offer, at present some good catches have been reported.

Finally some of our winter winds have arrived from the south west and this should trigger some of our winter species as we see water temps begin to fall.

Urangan Pier

Off the Urangan Pier, Steve from Anglers Den has reported spanish mackerel, queenfish, golden trevally and bream.

The spanish mackerel have been taking big live baits under balloons along with stealing smaller catches from anglers.

In the first channel, whiting have been taken on live yabbies and worms.

Wide Grounds

The wide grounds have been producing the usual catches of reef species of late.

Snapper have begun to move about with good numbers outside over Breaksea Spit.

As the water temps continue to drop away these fish will move in to spawn and gorge on the yakka schools.

Some good catches have already come from the southern gutters with a few reports also from the 25-fathom hole.

Platypus Bay

It has been tough fishing deeper in the water column of late but the next few weeks will have snapper move in as they begin to feed around the reefs with the resident trevallys.

Longtail and mac tuna are still about with some good numbers working the smaller bait on the surface.

The tuna should hang about for a while longer as it seems the bait is not ready to leave.

A few small and large- mouth nannygai have been reported, so taking some fresh baits will be worth your while.

Local reefs

The local reefs will fish well for cod, a late season coral trout, golden trevally, small snapper and blackall this week.

Keep an eye out for busting tuna schools as there have been a few schools about in the shipping channels from the Fairway to Little Woody.

Sandy Strait

In the Sandy Strait, whiting, bream, flathead, trevally, cod and grunter have been reported coming from the creeks.

A few blue salmon have been reported in the Turkey Strait area on soft plastics and soft vibes.

In the Mary, crabs should be on the move and it will also be worth a look in the evening for a few bream and jew.



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