Heaving big reds over the gunwales
  |  First Published: July 2016

Hello to all anglers visiting this heavenly part of the world. We recently received some good rainfall here at Plumtree, Stanage Bay. It was low tide when the heavens broke, and the mud crabbers with the good pro pots and fresh bait pulled in good feeds of monster muddies. The water rats are out in force, so be careful not to blame your fellow fishers for cutting your pots to pieces.

The Stanage Road, has been fantastic since the small amount of rainfall it received, only 16mm on some properties. The stretches to watch out for are Glen Isla, Banksia, Fernlee, Torilla (massive pot holes) and Warratah. The distance to each property is listed upon entering the Stanage Bay Road, on the left hand post, near the grid. Travel speed depends on the road condition.

The estuary fishing has been similar to an egg timer: ticking over slowly but surely. Anglers have been catching nice-sized wirenetting cod, big bream, blue salmon, barra, fingermark, and jewfish.

Outside, when the weather dropped out the big boats were fuelled with bait, ice, tackle and rods loaded for the islands and reef. They reported great catches of reds, nannygai, stripeys, spotted mackerel, blues and golden trevally were heaved over the gunwales. After two days of full on fishing, I had fellas in the bait n tackle shop bragging about the pain and how stuffed they felt from pulling in all the fish.

Until next time keep on smelling the fish.

Remember the latest fishing reports are on www.fishingmonthly.com.au and for queries on Stanage Bay fishing, call me on (07) 4937 3145.
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