Monday 14 March 2022
While the weather is definitely improving, our waterways are still quite muddy and murky. With better weather conditions predicted over the coming weeks, fishos should expect more opportunities to get out on the water.
Friday's full moon will mean high tides which should help improve debris clearing and water flow. Bream and Mangrove Jacks are being caught in good numbers in Maroochy River. Live baits are still the winner when it comes to Mangrove Jacks. Strip mullet and pilchards are your best bet when it comes to fresh bait. If fishing with lures, try Pontoon 21 Crack Jack or Rapala Fat Jacks. Soft plastic options include Smash Em’ Prawnzilla or Pro Lure Clone Prawns.
Still a few good whiting about and we’ve had reports of some success pumping yabbies and worms around the islands and towards the river mouth. Crabs are still plentiful in deeper holes. Bait cages with live bait are a great option and a more sustainable way of crabbing.
Offshore conditions are still pretty average, but those who have snuck out on charters have managed a few quality Spanish Mackerel around Sunshine Beach. At this stage, the weekend is looking manageable for bigger boats, but smaller vessel operators should wait for conditions to improve before heading out.
If you are a beginner fisho or a seasoned professional looking for a new challenge, joining a fishing club is a great way to meet other like-minded people and learn new skills. Fishing clubs operate all over the Sunshine Coast and are always keen for new members. A quick Google or Facebook search should put you in touch with your local club.
Fingers crossed the next week brings some fine fishing days. Rain, hail or shine you are always welcome in our Bli Bli store for your fishing gear fix and to grab some bait for your next adventure.