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FISHING: Well, again, Mother Nature has shown us just how powerful she can be. Our thoughts go out to all those affected yet again.  

“A drought on the land is a drought on the sea”, so the saying goes. So, two floods in 6 weeks should add up to some unreal fishing in the weeks to come.  

Let’s have a look at the report. 

On the back of the flood, the prawns are everywhere in the Straits. We have had reports from Maaroom, Tuan, Bootha and Kaurie creeks, with most fishos getting their bag limit. So, get your cast nets and have some fun.  

The mud crabs are also on the run; most are good full crabs, but there is a couple of empty ones amongst them, so it’s best to throw those back.  

There is still plenty of pelagic action happening in Platypus Bay with reports of Spanish and Schoolie Mackerel, long-tailed Tuna, Cobia and Giant Trevally.

They are taking a variety of lures from deep divers to surface poppers and or live baits, with the best results coming from Wathumba to Rooney’s Point. 

Anglers headed out to the southern and northern gutters were not disappointed with Scarlet Sea Perch up to 10 kilos, large estuary Cod in numbers, Grassy Sweetlip and Hussar. 

The Burrum is fishing well for Grunter, Barra and Jack. 

Mangrove Jack, Estuary Cod and Flathead have also been on the bite at Buxton, and large Summer Whiting up to a massive 44cm have been reported from Toogoom. 

Brett, his Mangrove Jack, weighed in at 3.78kg. What a fish.  
Erin is pretty happy with her Bluey. 
Crabbing cousins Fischer and Eden got into some excellent mud crabs. 
Jo landed this beautiful Māori Sea Perch on a recent trip.
Kane, our little rockstar with a nice Blackall. 

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