Finally after over a month of crappy weather the weekend ahead looks to be a cracker with light winds forecast for the whole weekend.

The past week has still seen a bit of rain in the area however the bay should have started to clean up a bit.  With the light winds it will be a great time to get out and fish the shallow reefs & open waters of the bay for Snapper, Sweetlip & maybe a few Mackerel around Inskip Point.  Remember when fishing these shallow reefs getting a good burley trail out will be the key to your success.  Dig through your freezer & find any old bait, fish frames, prawn shells etc & mince them up as small as possible then add a little sand, tuna oil anything else you can think of.  Old margarine containers are about the perfect size to freeze your berley bombs in if you are after a slow release burley.  Another option would be to mix it up in a 20lt bucket with a lid & ladle it out every 5 – 10 mins to keep the trail going.

Fresh bait of squid or cuttlefish can be purchased from Lee’s fisheries on your way to the boat ramp at Norman Point.  If your using Pillies try & get your hands on the IQF Pillies as these have been individually frozen & seem to last longer on your hooks.

Mud crabs have been around in good numbers so if you’re heading out remember to pack a few pots.

As the water temps start to drop off we should start seeing the start of the Winter Whiting show up.  Live baits of Yabbies or Worms are always your best option with preserved worms being a good back up if live bait isn’t available.

Once again we would love to see photos of your catch or hear from you about your trips in the area so feel free to share on our new Facebook page or email to

Have a great weekend & be safe on the water.

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