Bribie Island fishing report: 15 October

October 15, 2015

Hands up to all of you out there if you think that October is way too early for Christmas decorations in the shops… It scares me how quick the years go by these days, I can still remember telling you all about Easter.

With the upcoming festivities our minds are turned to the holidays and where to go and what to do. If it’s camping that is your thing then don’t leave it much longer to think about booking your trip to Bribie. The ocean side is all but booked out but we still have half the sites at Poverty Creek and Gallagher’s Point available. These will fill fast so the early bird gets the worm. Speaking of worms, our famous wrigglers have come to the end. This weekend is the last batch for the season so come in and try these worms as they won’t be back until May next year.

The summer whiting are around in good numbers and are starting to show up in all areas which you would expect for this time of the year, although if you are targeting them you would still want to head to the southern end of the island from Red Beach around to Skirmish Point as this is still by far the best place to get yourself a bag of these tasty fish.

Buckley’s Hole, which is just round the corner from Red Beach is also worth a try for whiting but make sure you have estuary gear with you as well as there are big flathead and bream coming from this top fishing spot. Please be careful when you fish this spot as it is a bird sanctuary so please observe all signs and don’t disturb the wading and resting birds.

If it’s variety you are looking for then the two canal mouths on Bribie are the place to fish. These areas have great structure and attract all the different estuary reef species like bream, moses perch, snapper and estuary cod. Vary your baits so as not to target just one species and you may be surprised as to what you may pull up.

Fishing report courtesy of Nigel Newman from Gateway Bait & Tackle.