Tailor are starting to school up

A SLIGHT improvement in weather conditions this week allowed our anglers to get out on the water and have a fish.

Winter whiting have been caught between the Reef Islands and Tin Can Bay with the best catches between Poona and Tinnanbar in approximately 15 metres of water.

With fish up to 27cm, the quality is certainly there however they are not schooling well and you do have to work for them.

Tailor are beginning to school up in the deeper water of the channels with fish up to 45cm reported throughout the Sandy Strait.

The best techniques have been trolling medium diving lures, casting 20-40 gram metal slugs or blades or floating pilly's on a set line.

The mud crabs continue to surprise anglers as big full rusty bucks are still in numbers throughout the estuary system of the Sandy Strait, Fraser Island and the Mary River. Blue swimmers are also in numbers with the best crabs caught in the deep channels.

The Mary River is producing some beautiful fish at the moment with metre-plus mulloway, threadfin salmon up to 10 kilos, blue salmon and kilo-plus black and silver bream.

Large schools of mulloway have been located through Hervey Bay waters with fish landed at River Heads, Kingfisher Bay and the Urangan Pier.

Plenty of pelagic action happening with mack tuna, golden trevally, mackerel and queenfish taking small metal slugs on the cast in the deep water out from Moon Point.