Knowing the hot spots proves key

WHAT a quiet and disappointing week we have had throughout the Sandy Strait system with little to no catches in most of the usual spots around the region.

It seems that the mad holiday rush has put the fish off the bite and there seems to be fish on the sounders but none will hit lures or bait.

I have had the privilege to talk to a few local fishos to see what spots seem to be working and the three spots that keep coming up with some good fish seem to be Snapper Creek, Bullock Point and Brown's Gutter near Fraser Island.

With dusky flathead, bream and all types of trevally patrolling these areas a bit of effort can result in a good day of fishing with a huge haul of fish.

Snapper Creek has always fished well especially in where the boats are anchored up and is a very popular destination for finesse lure fisherman who score bream and sometimes jack on ultra light tackle.

If you have a tinny or kayak, Snapper Creek is definitely worth a shot.

For inexperienced fisho's don't be afraid to get close to the structure and drop bait straight down the side.

Baits like prawns, hardiheads and pilchard cubes will work great and are easily accessible at your local bait stores.

If you have any fishy photos or stories, email them to or post them on our Fishing Qld Facebook wall.

Until next week, good luck and tight lines!

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