Mixed weather again frustrates Fraser Coast anglers
ANOTHER week of mixed weather again, which has frustrated anglers, but there has been a few windows to get out and enjoy some fantastic summer fishing.
The fishing in the lower reaches is beginning to come good again with some big whiting, flathead and grunter being reported.
Out the front on the Burrum 8 mile, a few school mackerel, golden trevally and blackall have been reported.
Tuna schools can also be found out there and a little wider as they move in for their annual migration.
Both longtail and mack tuna have been taking slugs, soft plastics and stick baits and can be found from the 8 mile to the Fairway marker.
The local reefs have been fishing well with some cracking blue parrot about.
Blue parrot are best targeted on the tide change with live crabs.
Other species have been sweetlip, blackall, coral trout, cod and golden trevally.
Around the Picnics and Little Woody queenfish, golden trevally and giant trevally have been taken on the rocky points and working the current lines.
Giant trevally have been taken at the end of the Urangan Pier, and have been a challenge to land as usual.
One nice fish around 30kg was reported, which is an excellent land-based giant trevally.
Other captures have been whiting and flathead in the first channel with the odd barramundi also taken at night.
Platypus Bay has seen good fishing for pelagics, mack and longtail tuna, but the sharks have made it near impossible to land them.
Fishing the waters further south off Arch Cliffs has seen less shark activity.
Other species landed have been golden trevally, queenfish, school and spotted mackerel along with the odd scarlet.
In the Strait, barra and salmon have been the main targets; over the full moon period some schooling fish have been found around the mouth of the Mary River.
Soft vibes and trolled hardbody lures have got results.
In the Strait, some good mangrove jack fishing has been had in the creeks on the western side of the island.
Grunter, mud crabs and flathead have also been reported in the creeks and the flats along the western side of Fraser Island.