Snapper arrive in Passage

February 19, 2015

Now where did that week go….?

The Pumicestone Passage seems to have fired up this week with a run of good plate size snapper. Judging by the consistent size of these fish it seems that these are new season fish as the smaller fish tend to come in first and then the bigger breeders arrive with the cooler waters of winter. Let’s hope it’s a sign of a good snapper season to come. The bridge seems to be the go to place for boaties with a lot of the snapper coming from around the pylons.

The lads and ladies from tight lines fishing club fished last weekend with some nice results, Jewfish, flathead, bream, grunter being the main fish to be weighed in. This was a passage comp so all fish were taken over a couple of days in various spots throughout the passage. For a more detailed list of what was caught and where look up tight lines fishing club on facebook. It is a fun family based fishing club so maybe join in the fun by contacting Michael.

Flathead are a reliable fish to target at the moment with plenty being landed from any weed bank or drop off on the mainland side of the passage. Low tide seems to be the choice for this area as you can physically get closer to the drop off and cast bait or a lure over into the deep to entice the fish to strike.

There seems to be a big rain event coming later in the week so make sure if you are coming fishing to bring wet weather gear and remember if it’s flooded – forget it.