Conditions

With wind and showers forecast for the weekend those keen to chase a few fish will be restricted to the rivers and creeks.

The run in the tide is not great now on the back of the new moon, although a few fish have been on the move.

Species on the move

Although offshore won’t be a factor until later next week, the tuna schools are really good and when things settle will be worth chasing.

Mangrove Jack continue to belt baits set deep in the structure at the moment with all areas holding a few fish – the river pylons, jetties and deep holes with structure are providing the better fish.

This bit of rain will stir things up a little.

There is also really good whiting getting around the sand flats with the bigger fish being caught into the early evening.

Creek to Coast presenter Scott Hillier with Nathan Kemp. Picture: Supplied
Creek to Coast presenter Scott Hillier with Nathan Kemp. Picture: Supplied

Methods

The jack are biting well on live and strip baits with the plastic fishers also getting in on the action.

Small slices of pilchards are really getting them on the chew.

The run in tide has been the time to chase a few. And it’s well worth fishing into the cover of darkness.

The whiting are on the move and can’t resist a live yabby or worm on a small running ball sinker rig.

I’m hearing the run out tide has been best as the water drains off the flats.

Spots

Bli Bli, Petrie Creek, Coolum Creek, Chambers Island, Pumicestone Passage

Originally published as Creeks and rivers: Mangrove Jack is the catch of the weekend


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