Mulloway on the bite in Moreton Bay as young fisherman scores yellow belly and bass at North Pine Dam

Anglers are catching mulloway throughout Moreton Bay where there is bait to attract them.

YELLOW BELLY: Hamish Cavanagh, who caught two fish on his bucket list. A 48cm yellow belly and a 40cm bass were caught in a single session.

YELLOW BELLY: Hamish Cavanagh, who caught two fish on his bucket list. A 48cm yellow belly and a 40cm bass were caught in a single session.

Some of the best places to fish are where banana prawns are schooling up.

During the low tide, prawns move into the deeper holes.

Prawns are in many locations, and you should be able to find a productive area close to where you live.

Some areas where you might try pawning are the Logan River mouth and creeks, and channels between Karragarra, Lamb and Russell islands.

During the day, these locations are busy, but if you go at night, you will also find mulloway.

Keep a few dozen prawns alive and use them for bait. If you intend to fish, do not be tempted to cast for prawns as you will only chase away the fish.

To bait up place your hook into the second last segment before the tail. The prawn will be able to swim naturally and remain alive.

Reef fishing continues to be the pick of the spots to fish. Artificial and natural reef systems around the many islands in the bay are fishing well.

Peel, Goat, Stradbroke, Coochiemudlo and the Bay Island reef areas are popular this year to catch reef species. Snapper, sweetlip, Moses perch and tusk fish are some of the species you will catch.

Float lining a pilchard is effective.

Many anglers have shifted to using lures, and they also are effective, combined with drifting across the reef systems.

There is plenty of garfish around the weed patches, and they are a good option for shore-based anglers.

Raby Bay beaches on the rocky outcrops are great platforms to fish for gar. Burley up with bread and you will notice the activity on the surface as the gar and bream are attracted.

Fish small pieces of peeled prawn on a small hook under a float with a split shot to weight your bait.

They put up a good account and are like miniature marlin with their long beaks, leaping from the water when hooked.

Our angler of the week is Hamish Cavanagh, who caught two fish on his bucket list. A 48cm yellow belly and a 40cm bass were caught in a single session fishing with his father David Cavanagh and fishing legend Raymond Kennedy.

This was an impressive catch because after many failed attempts fishing for bass they enlisted the help of Raymond to fish the North Pine Dam.

Between the three of them, they caught 56 bass and four yellow belly.

If you have any fishing questions or photographs of your catch, please contact Michael on desdavidmichael@gmail.com