The bay is still inundated with fresh at present however this doesn’t appear to have dampened people’s efforts to get out and catch their Barra for the season with several nice fish being caught. The upper reaches of Carlo Creek appear to be producing the best results. Area’s like the old Jetty ruins at Poverty Point will be worth a go once the bay cleans up a little more. The fresh doesn’t seem to have slowed the Bream down either with fish about in good numbers. Carlo Point at night would be worth a try as would the pontoons and jetties in Snapper Creek.
If you’re after some cleaner water to fish then areas north of Inskip Point would be the best bet as these areas tend to clean up a lot quicker than the Southern end of the Bay. Try working the dirty water lines for Barramundi, Threadfin Salmon, Mackerel and Queenfish.
The shallow reefs around Tin Can Bay had been producing small Squire/Snapper and Sweetlip before the rain and hopefully as the fresh clears they should start to reappear. Try fishing times like dusk and dawn for best results with some of the more productive sessions of late coming from first light.
Prawns should be in good numbers about the bay so it could be worth grabbing the cast net or Prawn net & heading out at dusk for an hour or so but pack the mozzie spray as they are pretty savage at the moment following the recent deluge.
Until next week stay safe on the water.
Thanks Jim from Tin Can Bay Boat Hire.