Tin Can Bay Fishing Report 2nd March 2016

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Our hot humid conditions will also make for an ideal time to get out chasing a few jacks and barramundi.

With barramundi season now officially reopened for 2016 there have been several anglers hitting the water with the hope of snaring a trophy fish. We have already received a few reports of fish around 90cm being caught throughout the southern end of the great Sandy Straits.

This reprieve from the wind didn’t last too long, and with the mid-month average conditions we didn’t hear many reports coming from Tin Can Bay.

It will be worth a try fishing around the shallow reefs at first light with squire, sweetlip and cod. Floating lightly weighted pilchards, squid or flesh baits will often produce the best results.

The usual haunts for whiting of Ida Island, Pelican Bay and the mouth of Kauri will be worth a try. Fresh live yabbies or beach worms will always give the best results.

The much needed rain has given the creeks a good flush out and should see the crabbing pick up, with the lower reaches of the creeks being a prime spot to target mud crabs.

If you’re after a feed of crabs, try working around the mouth of the creeks such as Teebar, Carlo, Aligator and Kauri for muddies or try for sand crabs around Ida Island and Pelican Bay.

The rain should have also stirred up the prawns in the creeks. Fresh live prawns are a fantastic bait for targeting species such as threadfin salmon, barramundi, mangrove jack and grunter. If this humidity continues it will make for ideal conditions for targeting these species.

The offshore scene was fishing well before the wind picked up, with catches of Spanish and spotty mackerel, amberjack and even the odd red emperor.

Last week, the rocks at Mudlo were impassable and you will need to use the Freshwater track. Another vehicle was lost to these rocks last month. Not only does this cause unnecessary cost to the vehicle owner it also causes damage to our local environment.

Until next week, stay safe on the water.

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