Grahame Wilson was lucky enough to get out on the water before the rain. He landed this 1.4kg mangrove jack on Sunday. Photo Freedom Fishing Supplies
Grahame Wilson was lucky enough to get out on the water before the rain. He landed this 1.4kg mangrove jack on Sunday. Photo Freedom Fishing Supplies Freedom Fishing Supplies

Rain getting Sandy Strait fish on the bite

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A BREAK in the winds allowed some of our anglers to head out and get amongst some bigger fish this week, however the rivers, creeks and estuaries are still firing.

That downpour of rain is only going to make things better.

Baffle Creek has been popular lately with quality summer whiting and flathead in numbers at the mouth and large mangrove jack hanging around the rock ledges.

Suspending lures between 60 and 90mm is the preferred weapon of choice.

Hannu couldn't have been happier landing monster threadfin salmon at Beaver Rock using a dead herring. It weighed in at 14.04kg and was 130cm long. Photo Freedom Fishing Supplies
Hannu couldn't have been happier landing monster threadfin salmon at Beaver Rock using a dead herring. It weighed in at 14.04kg and was 130cm long. Photo Freedom Fishing Supplies Freedom Fishing Supplies

Woodgate has been fishing well with golden and silver trevally, dart and summer whiting landed off the beach and blackall, grassy sweetlip and estuary cod from the Artificial Reef.

Sports fisho's have been in their element with the pelagic action between Wathumba and the Breaksea Spit, with reports of larger black marlin up to 50kg just outside the bar and plenty of spanish mackerel, long tail tuna and GT's inside taking a variety of lures from poppers to skirts and everything in between.

The inshore reefs such as the Gables, Sammie's and the Artificial have been producing a few small black spot tusk fish, estuary cod, moses perch and hussar with the occasional schoolie mackerel taken on floating pillies.

The Mary River continues to fish well for threadfin salmon, jew, grunter, black and silver bream and flathead with the best results between Tinana Creek and Copenhagen Bend.

Tuan and Poona creeks are both fishing very well for mangrove jack, flathead and estuary cod. After the rain the mud crabs should be on the move so don't forget to set your pots.