CRACKER: Frogleys Offshore-sponsored angler Connor Duffy with a fine trout. If you are a keen angler of any age the Mirror Angler page wants your fishing story. Write a short fishing story and include a good quality picture and you could be featured on the page. Send your story to crakyl@hotmail.com or message Craig Robertson on Facebook. Contributed
CRACKER: Frogleys Offshore-sponsored angler Connor Duffy with a fine trout. If you are a keen angler of any age the Mirror Angler page wants your fishing story. Write a short fishing story and include a good quality picture and you could be featured on the page. Send your story to crakyl@hotmail.com or message Craig Robertson on Facebook. Contributed

FISHING TAILS: Live or flashy lures in salmon

FISHING offshore this week has been tough with conditions only favourable for a couple of days.

Reports from trips out wide the past week have indicated that the spanish mackerel are biting well with lots of 10-20kg fish being caught.

Coral trout, red throat and emperor have also been fishing well, with some nice grunter caught on overnight trips to The Pinnacles and surrounding bommies.

The school mackerel are starting to show signs of getting in close to shore with the water very clear at present and lots of bait working inshore.

You can get out in the tinnie to Ritamada, Ironpot and Bangalee and you should get a feed of schoolies.

Sophie Robertson with great little Mangove Jack in Coorooman Creek
Sophie Robertson with great little Mangove Jack in Coorooman Creek

Estuary fishing at present is great with the flathead, whiting and bream all biting well, and the water is clean with good bait schools. Corio Bay is fishing well for flathead with some nice fish caught over the weekend ranging 40 to 70cm.

It's well worth flicking a lure around over the next month for some great flathead action.

There are plenty of salmon around in the river, also Coorooman Creek and Corio Bay.

Fishing with live herring or flasher lures is a great way to get salmon to bite as they are a bit picky with dead bait.

An update on Central Queensland Boat Ramp Action group; the group had success in getting some parking issues at Rosslyn Bay sorted, with single cars parked in boat trailer parks now getting fined for repeat offences. Also good progression with the Emu Park boat ramp, with some action being taken by local member Brittany Lauga to get the project moving. To support CQBRAG like their page on Facebook.

The annual Tightlines Fishing Classic is happening on August 28-30. Get onto the website tightlines.net.au for more info, and to register for this fundraising event for the local Coastguard.