The last month of winter produced some good days of fishing in the river. The river mouth area at the Dog Beach and near the sand bags produced Golden Trevally in the mornings, as well as sizeable Bream, Whiting and Flathead. Across in the Frying Pan there's quite a few nice Whiting. Further around into the Woods Bays there have been quite a few Golden, Cale Cale and Giant Trevally caught in the mornings as well. Throw small prawn imitations or small plastics such as the 2.5" Dragon Maggots. Giant Trevally and Flathead have been showing up around Doonella Bridge, the Tewantin Stretch and the ski run. The odd Jewfish are still showing up at the Ski run like staff member Brad's cracker fish in the images, and up between the lakes.
On the offshore scene when the wind permitted, Sunshine and Halls Reef have been producing some good Squire, Sweetlip and the odd quality Coral Trout! Out wider, North and Chardons Reef produced plenty of Pearl Perch, Squire, Sweetlip, Tuskfish and Estuary Cod.
Lake MacDonald has had Bass schooling in the Three Ways on blades and off the edges in this area as well on surface walkers and suspending hardbodies such as Jackall Squirrels and Nories Laydown Minnows.
Check out the video below of staff member Brad Maclean having a fun session on Bass and Saratoga using the Jackall 67mm Squirrels.
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