Sienna Jung can't keep her eyes off her lastest flathead catch.Photo Freedom Fishing Supplies
Sienna Jung can't keep her eyes off her lastest flathead catch.Photo Freedom Fishing Supplies Freedom Fishing Supplies

Warm weather in winter does not stop fish biting

WHAT a strange week of weather we've had with summer making an appearance in winter.

None the less it hasn't deterred the fish.

Let's take a look at the report and see what is biting.

Ivan Cornwell caught his biggest snapper this season. It went 85cm and was just over 7kg before being released.Photo Freedom Fishing Supplies
Ivan Cornwell caught his biggest snapper this season. It went 85cm and was just over 7kg before being released.Photo Freedom Fishing Supplies Freedom Fishing Supplies

The Sandy Strait has been fishing well with large summer whiting and flathead up on the sand flats.

Estuary cod and blackall taken from the reefs and ledges and mud crabs have also been in numbers in the creeks and estuaries.

Large golden trevally have been taking large poppers at Deep Creek and there has been small G.T's in numbers around Kingfisher Bay taken on medium poppers and shallow diving lures.

Plenty of action happening in the Mary River with quite a few threadfin salmon landed near the ramp at River Head and Beaver Rock.

Black and silver bream between that stretch as well, and large flathead have been landed from the banks around River Heads also.

The Artificial Reef has been producing snapper up to 3kg along with estuary cod and blackall and golden trevally have been feeding in the shallows around the Moon Point making it ideal for sight fishing with soft plastics or blades.

Large G.T's have been taking large surface poppers throughout Hervey Bay waters with the best catches reported between Moon Point and Wathumba and spanish mackerel, cobia and long tail tuna still on the bite throughout Platypus Bay.

A mixed bag of reef fish including pearl perch, estuary cod, snapper and hussar reported from the southern and Northern Gutters and quality snapper up to 6kg reported from the Burrum 12 Mile.

Have you reeled in a big catch on the Fraser Coast you would like us to share? Email a photo to amy.formosa@frasercoastchronicle.com.au and tell us about your catch.