Strait produces the goods with glamour weather on the water

GLAMOUR weather has been welcomed by local anglers and crews headed far and wide in search of some rod-bending action.

Both the estuaries and offshore have been producing some great captures.


Burrum River Sunset - User Contributed
Burrum River Linda Rawle

Out at Burrum the 8 Mile has been producing school mackerel, longtail tuna, grunter and golden trevally.

Further offshore mac tuna schools can be found which have been giving anglers some sport.

In the river, trevally, flat-head and bream have been coming from the mid-reaches with some nice whiting coming off Black Bank.

Local reefs

The local reefs around the top of the Strait have been producing some good cod, coral trout, sweetlip and blue parrot.

Sharks are a never-ending problem on the reefs but moving about can help keep them at bay.

Other captures on the local reefs have been golden trevally, blackall and mackerel.

Platypus Bay

Up in Platypus Bay the tuna schools have been hot and cold of late.

Chasing the smaller groups of birds has been the best way to find the longtails.

Golden trevally and scarlets have been taken on the reefs with the odd grunter also in the mix.

Urangan Pier

Off the Urangan Pier mac tuna, golden trevally and longtail tuna have been the main catches out the end.

In the first channel squid, whiting and bream have been reported.

Over the weekend we will have good tides for whiting so pumping some yabbies and walking the beaches should produce some catches.

Wide grounds

On the wide grounds good trout and sweetlip have been reported.

Spanish mackerel have also been in the mix taking metal lures jigged from the depths.

Over Breaksea Spit, red throats, coronation trout, hussar, brown Maori cod and more were all reported.

With minimal swell jumping over Breaksea or down south over the Wide Bay bar are great options for offshore crews.

Sandy Strait


The Great Sandy Strait
The Great Sandy Strait Alistair Brightman


In the Strait, flathead, grunter, whiting and bream have been reported from the flats and around the mouth of the creeks of Fraser Island.

Big tides will bring some good whiting catches down the Strait over the weekend with walking the flats a great way to find a few extra fish.

In the Mary River salmon continue to be caught around the drains on live baits with a few blue salmon also starting to show up.

Whiting have been reported from along Kangaroo Island with some good quality specimens about.