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Greetings readers of ‘the LOCAL’ newspaper,

What incredible weather we had to finish off the school holidays.

Sandstone Point

Summer whiting are still plentiful on the incoming tide at Sandstone Point, with bloodworms the best choice of bait. Some nice bream have also been caught in the same area.


Skirmish Point

Early mornings have proven fruitful for anglers using pilchards as bait, as school mackerel make their way into our area. Bloodworms and yabbies have been successful in catching some large dart.

Woorim Beach

There has been some good queen fish caught on live mullet and the odd big tailor coming through.


Avon Wreck

Troll shallow diving lures along the edges of the weed banks to snare flathead, which are plentiful.

Mud crabs are in abundance in the canals.


ESTUARY LURE TACTICS

Rivers, estuaries and salty lagoons are some of the waterways that line the southeast of Queensland.

Fishing in the Pumicestone Passage lends itself to a range of lure types that are fun to use and techniques that challenge your skills. Here are a few effective ways to lure your local waterways.

  • Casting small surface lures

When the prawns start running anglers can enjoy excellent fishing using surface lures. Small poppers and stick baits work well on light gear. The bassday sugapen 70 is a popular version working well on whiting and bream. A light spin outfit 2-5kg, light braid with a 1000–2500 size reel is ideal.


  • Casting small crank baits

A fun way to procure a variety of species. With numerous options on the market, small cranks including minnows, fat bodied and slim longer lures 35-110mm in length. I have always found it is best to carry a range of lures that include shallow, medium and deep divers, using the same gear as small surface. Flathead, bream and trevally are all keen to smash a crank.



Many anglers are familiar with soft plastic fishing, with an almost infinite variety of colours and shapes to choose from. The key is to select a jig-head that suits the plastic and location for fishing. Tiny 50mm plastics are received well by bream. Bigger models are popular for working the drop offs and deeper holes for larger flathead, mulloway and mangrove jacks. Plastics work well with added scent which enhances their effectiveness. Enjoy your fishing and remember to only catch what you need!

Danny and Michelle

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