Yellowfin schools around

FISHING: Dave Parker with a GT (giant trevally) caught near Port Douglas.
FISHING: Dave Parker with a GT (giant trevally) caught near Port Douglas.

Now for what was biting and where.


Few reports with the rough weather but Locks Well and Talia will be worth a look for salmon when the wind and swell backs off.


Anglers fishing inside the bay reported good numbers of salmon trout and a few flathead of decent size.

The odd King George whiting and mullet were also reported.

Gunyah and Almonta beaches are still on the quieter side with minimal reports of consistent salmon.

Fish can still be caught from the beaches however anglers indicate that they are working hard for the results.


Yellowfin whiting can be seen in large schools from the foreshore area, through to Axel Stenross.

Fish size can be up to 40 centimetres, however are very fussy in what and when they eat. Most reports indicate that the best baits are clickers and seaweed worms.

Keep an eye out for the odd silver trevally in these areas as some up to one kilogram have been caught in similar areas.

Sleaford to Wanna continues to fire, holding large schools of salmon for land-based anglers.

Fish size varies however are often on the larger side with the average being of at least two kilograms.

Boaties fishing offshore throughout the Passage and beyond reported decent snapper just before the blow.

Fish were not massive but were generally consistent around the 40 to 55 centimetre mark. 

King George whiting were also reported in good numbers for boaties fishing Carcass Rock, McLarens, Taylors Landing and Thistle Island.

Proper Bay has been holding decent numbers of squid, making it well worth a look for boaties and shore anglers. Garfish were attracted to patient anglers using a good berley stream in the more sheltered areas.

Some struggled to initially find decent numbers, but if persistent good patches were found.

The North Shore has been fishing well for boaties targeting King George whiting and squid, with most fish being caught quickly and above legal size.


Whiting are in good size and numbers from the northern grounds.

A few rugger snapper were caught closer to heavier reef.


Try Second Creek for salmon and whiting out from the mouth.

The Tumby jetty has been going well for squid.


Yellowfin whiting should be firing in Franklin Harbour this weekend with the good tides and new moon


This Sunday is a six of a species competition Fishing Dutton West/Farm Beach.