May 19 Weekend Fishing Report
Sensational forecast, weekend weather doesn’t get much better than this. There will be a few showers around but wind strengths are forecast 10 – 15kts SE with 1 – 1.5m of swell.
Saturday May 20th 2017
4:06 am : 2.11 H
10:55 am : 0.65 L
5:01 pm : 1.87 H
10:56 pm : 0.79 L
75% Solunar Peak at 6.40am, 7.10pm
Sunday May 21st 2017
5:10 am : 2.15 H
11:53 am : 0.54 L
6:02 pm : 2.05 H
75% Solunar Peak at 7.30am, 8.00pm
The new moon is next Friday, which means we’re in the neap phase bring small tides this weekend.
Saturday tidal flow will be around 30 – 40% of the year’s biggest, Sunday it increases to 40 – 50%.
Solunar peaks are 75% all weekend and should have some influence on fishing unless we get a lot of rain.
Albert and Logan River junction add 1hr 30min to the high tide, 2hrs 15min to the low tide
Marks Rocks add 40min to the high tide, 1hr to the low tide
Kalinga Bank minus 40min to the high tide, minus 40min to the low tide
Jacobs Well ramp add 30min to the high tide, 25min to the low tide.
The Logan has improved, even cleaned up a fair bit and now producing fish as far as the Junction on the top of the tide – mainly bream, flathead and mulloway.
Same story at Jumpinpin with small flathead in good numbers on the edge of sandbanks, lots of pesky small bream around and a few mulloway.
Prawns catches are slowing up but those putting in the effort are still getting a feed, mostly around Lamb and Russell islands.
Still good numbers of crabs around, the small creeks and waterways are producing the best results.
Still a feed of whiting in the Nerang but lots of small bream and dinner plate size stingrays as well.
There are bigger mulloway in the Seaway.
Brisbane River is well worth hitting, threadfin and school mulloway are the main species on the bite.
There’s also increasing numbers of diver whiting on the banks between the leads and Kedron Brook Floodway.
In the Bay there were good numbers of school mackerel caught through the week, most by anglers trolling hard bodies.
Pan size snapper on all the artificial reefs, no reports of big snapper this week.
Lots of pan size tuskfish in 40m of water and good numbers of small snapper around on all reefs.
Pearl perch are in good numbers, particularly in 100+ metres, the shallower you get the small they get.
There’s still small dolphinfish on the two Wave Rider buoys off Point Lookout.
Big numbers of bass in NPD, other impoundments are producing plenty of fish as well.
Small yellowbelly are almost outnumbering the bass in the timbers at Somerset, a few big bass from Wivenhoe this week as well.