Peter North tagged and released this meter-long mulloway near the River Heads boat ramp.
Peter North tagged and released this meter-long mulloway near the River Heads boat ramp. Freedom Fishing Supplies

Summer species starting to strike baits in the strait

GETTING OUT

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THE Fraser Coast has certainly been trying to put on some beautiful weather of late, even a few showers couldn't dampen our anglers' enthusiasm.

The water temperature is heating up as are our summer species with mangrove jack already in quality and quantity.

They are smashing baits aggressively whether it is a suspending lure around the rock ledges, snags, live baits or mullet strips.

Key locations this week have been Kauri, Poona and Kalah Creeks in the strait, the Burrum River and Buxton.

Small GT's around the 3kg mark are in numbers around Kingfisher giving our anglers a run for their money on light gear.

Casting 20 to 40 gram metal slugs with a fast retrieve has had fantastic results.

The trick is landing the fish before being busted up on the pylons at the jetty.

The Mary River is firing on all cylinders at the moment with threadfin salmon up to 12kg being landed as far up as Copenhagen Bend.

Vicky landed her best flathead on the weekend with this fish reaching the maximum size limit.
Vicky landed her best flathead on the weekend with this fish reaching the maximum size limit. Freedom Fishing Supplies

A few small barra have been landed at the mill however the big girls have been taking lures on the troll between Dundathu strait and River Heads.

Large jew have also been landed between Beaver Rock and River Heads, along with black and silver bream.

Fishing the Sandy Strait keeps getting better with the flathead numbers so high you can afford to be fussy with your keepers.

Some anglers have reported they have caught and released up to 30 fish within two hours.

Fishing the last hour of the out tide and the first of the in has had the best results and again, the Yo-Zuri 3D crystal Shrimp has been the weapon of choice.

The back beach of Fraser Island is also fishing well with greenback tailor in numbers at Waddy Point.

Large Spanish mackerel are still being landed off the beach and fishing the gutters at low tide for the entire stretch of beach between Hook Point and Indian Head has produced some monster summer whiting, flathead, trevally and dart.

Geoff proudly showing off his mangrove jack that went just shy of 1.8kg.
Geoff proudly showing off his mangrove jack that went just shy of 1.8kg. Freedom Fishing Supplies