Jesse with a nice cod caugt on charter with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing
Jesse with a nice cod caugt on charter with Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing Andrew Chorley

OPINION: Weather is great to wet a line on the Fraser Coast

HERVEY BAY FLY AND SPORTFISHING: What an end to the school holidays!

Glam weather made for some great boating and fishing with some great reports about.

Our run of school mackerel has arrived with anglers getting some great specimens.

Other tropical species have also begun to fire, including mangrove jacks, barra and salmon.

Burrum

The upper Burrum has been producing some barra, jacks, trevally and queenfish.

Flathead have been coming from the sand flats, along with some great whiting.

Out at the mouth, golden trevally can be found in the channel on live baits and trolled lures.

Out a little wider, good school mackerel can be found on the Burrum 8-mile with 40g ETA slugs working well.

Wide grounds

The wide grounds have started to fire for big coral trout - live baits have been working well - with some big scarlets also about.

The usual mix of parrot, hussar, sweetlip and cod have also been reported.

Tuna schools have also been in abundance out that way as they feed on the small bait that is moving in.

Koby Chorley with his first mac tuna which provided some school holiday fun
Koby Chorley with his first mac tuna which provided some school holiday fun Jess Chorley

Urangan Pier

Off the Pier, the crew at Anglers Den have reported longtail tuna, school mackerel, queenfish and golden trevally coming from the second channel.

In the first channel, whiting have been coming in on blood worms.

Local reefs

With the reef species, early-morning starts have been getting the bites, with the Arty, Sammies and the Channel Hole all producing a few fish.

Platypus Bay

Mac tuna can be found up the island, with small 20g slugs working well.

On the reefs, small scarlets can be found taking baits and jigs, with golden trevally, queenfish and longtail tuna also about.

The odd snapper can still be found, with most reported being smaller 50cm-size fish.