Mulloway on the bite in the Logan River

There has been plenty of smallish mulloway caught this week.

They have come from all the usual places including the Brisbane River, Logan River and inside the Jumpinpin Bar and Southport Seaway.

Top bait has been a few banana prawns threaded up your line but a live baitfish has also accounted for plenty of fish.

The Brisbane River has also turned up threadfin and surprising number of quality snapper off the reclamation ponds walls.

Whiting catches have been good, as waters clear we are seeing good numbers from the rivers and creeks including the Nerang River, Coombabah Creek, Tingalpa Creek and Pumicestone Passage.

There are excellent numbers of trevally and chopper tailor in all estuary waters, the majority have been caught on small lures worked mid water, especially around rock outcrops and break-walls.

There has been very few prawns caught this week, the season fizzled out early than most hoped, but some anglers are anticipating a late run over the next few weeks so do not pack your net away just yet.

The most likely areas that will fire include off Nudgee, the Saltworks in the southern bay and around the mouth of the Logan River.

Do not pack the crab pots away either, often the best catches of mud crabs for the year are in May. In the bay we are seeing snapper numbers increase as water temperatures drop.

The shallow reefs off Redcliffe and the artificial reefs in Moreton Bay have been the hot spots, including Harry's and the West Peel.

Any submerged structure is worth a try, especially just before sun up and in the early evening.

Fish the shallows in the dark then move to deep water structure through the day.

There is still a few mackerel in the bay, the south western end of Moreton Island has been the most productive area, there is also a few longtail tuna in the northern bay.

Offshore fishing has improved although current on the wider reefs can be a problem some days.

As water temperatures drop the snapper numbers increase, top spots when you can get a bait to the bottom include Square Patch and Deep Tempest.

The Brisbane River has also turned up threadfin and surprising number of quality snapper off the reclamation ponds walls.

Dave Downie

Fishing the shallows has turned up a mixed bag of tuskfish, Moses perch, trevally and cod.

There has been very few dolphinfish around but still mackerel and tuna around the Group, Sevens and off the Gold Coast.

NICE DART: Alex Clarke is happy with his 47cm dart caught from Jumpinpin.

NICE DART: Alex Clarke is happy with his 47cm dart caught from Jumpinpin.