March Fishing Report

Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a fantastic March.  The cooler nights have been lovely and we’ve had some stunning weather lately with light winds and plenty of sunshine in between a few wet days.  Let’s have a look at what’s been on the chew.

Fishos keen to get offshore and catch a feed have finally had a chance to get over The Bar.  There have been reports of good catches of Spanish around the 10kg mark on 190mm & 160mm deep divers like the Halco Laserpro & Williamson Speed Pro.  There’s been some great catches of Pearlies, Tuskfish & Grass Sweetlip in the past couple of weeks too.  Fresh Squid bait and Pillys are working well along with an assortment of Jigs & Soft Plastics

Lee with a nice Snapper taken on Soft Plastic

Mitch with a cracker of a Grassy!!

With the water temp still around 28-29c the creeks have been fishing well with good catches of Mangrove Jack being reported.  Fresh cut Flicker Mullet is proving to be the go-to bait.  The diehard lure fishos have also been holding their own when it comes to the Jacks.  Although a much harder target around Tin Can Bay on lures, with persistence, a viable option.  Smaller suspending hardbodies like the Lucky Craft Pointer 78XD and 3-4’’ plastics like the Molix 3.5’’ RT Shad rigged weedless, have been working well for people that spend the time peppering the snags.  Crabs have been plentiful this season with lots of A graders being caught.

With the cooler weather on the way we have even started to see some early season Squid turning up the last couple of weeks. Jigs around the 2 & 2.5 sizes working a treat.  Flatties are sure to start to fire up as well.  The 4’’ Easy Shiners & 3.5’’ Swing Impact from Keitech have proven to out fish most other plastic in the last few weeks. 

Keitech have been proving to be a standout plastic for Flatties

Anyway, we hope you all get a chance to get out and wet a line over the upcoming Easter break.  Don’t forget The Chandlery Bait & Tackle is your local boating and fishing store right here in Tin Can Bay. We are open 7 days a week offering a huge range of Fishing Tackle.  We’ve got bait, ice and on the water fuel available from our fuel wharf. Find us at the Tin Can Bay Marina, Emperor Street. For all your boating and fishing needs.

Cheers & Tight Lines


The Tuna have been loving the Molix RT Shads

Iris with a nice Tuskfish

Mitch was luck to land this Spanish
on 30lb fluro leader….
Chris with a nice Buck

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