Les Riddell got this 7.50kg threadfin salmon on Tuesday in the Mary River on a live bait.
Les Riddell got this 7.50kg threadfin salmon on Tuesday in the Mary River on a live bait. Freedom Fishing Supplies

Big winds don’t stop anglers heading over the bar

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THE days have certainly been cooler but with a north-westerly change coming through they'll heat up, as will the water temperature.

The Wide Bay Bar was popular over the weekend even with the threat of big winds.

Die hard anglers were not disappointed with quality catches of red emperor, snapper, grassy sweetlip, brown maori cod and estuary cod up to 12kg.

Tinnanbar Ledge has been producing some quality reef fish including estuary cod, blackall and squire up to 40cm and Poona has been reporting quality flathead in numbers working the sand flats on the making tide.

Maaroom and the surrounding estuary system has seen some monster summer whiting up to 40 cm.

Les Riddell got this 7.50kg threadfin salmon on Tuesday in the Mary River on a live bait.
Les Riddell got this 7.50kg threadfin salmon on Tuesday in the Mary River on a live bait. Freedom Fishing Supplies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The preferred bait has been worms or yabbies but for the sports fisherman, chasing those elbow slappers using poppers or stick baits sure does get the adrenalin going.

The inshore reefs such as the artificial, mickey's and sammie's were a little quite over the last week however anglers were still able to get a good feed of grassy sweetlip, moses perch, estuary cod and blackall.

The pelagic action continues to get stronger throughout Hervey Bay waters all the way to the cape with reports of a few tuna, spanish mackerel, GT's and cobia taking a wide range of lures from deep divers to surface poppers.

And it's been a quiet opening to the bass season with some fish up to 50cm reported from around Tinana Creek, Myrtle Creek and Tiaro - it's a very good sign for the upcoming season.

Luke Wyatt was over the moon landing a snapper off theWide Bay Bar over the weekend.
Luke Wyatt was over the moon landing a snapper off theWide Bay Bar over the weekend. Freedom Fishing Supplies