Lately there have been reports of some reasonably large tailor taken down around Kingscliff area and Salt Beach. As well as the usual baits and metals, we’re seeing more anglers throwing Zman 5” JerkshadZ plastics, which can withstand damage from the tailor’s teeth.
In recent weeks there have also been quite a few flathead getting caught in the Tweed River down at Pottsville. A couple of good lures lately have been Fish Arrow Flash Js and Zerek Live Shrimp Hot Legs.
Locals are still picking up a few tailor here and there around the Tweed Bar. If you’re after blackfish you can still catch the odd one, but you have to work harder for them now.
In the coming weeks, mangrove jack will start to feature in more catches. So far there have been some reports of a few fish getting caught in the upper reaches, probably because the temperature is a little bit warmer up that way. Good lures for the jacks include Lucky Craft Pointer 78DDs and Bevy Shad 75s.
Summer whiting should be starting to appear soon as well.
There hasn’t been too much news from offshore, although snapper are still being caught on the close reefs. There have been some pretty good specimens reported, caught on a variety of baits and plastics.
There have still been a few trevally and kingfish up around the Southport Seaway.
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