Dolphin fish congregate around Moreton Bay's fish aggregating devices this week

Nice bream: Six-year-old Benny Henkel with a healthy bream caught at Peel Island, which he released.

Nice bream: Six-year-old Benny Henkel with a healthy bream caught at Peel Island, which he released.

Offshore the dolphin fish have been congregating around the fish aggregating devices.

Every FAD saw dolphin fish activity over the past week and some of the FAD's had boats lined up to fish them.

Amberjack, and king fish were also caught off the FADs. Lures accounted for many fish but live baits got the bigger fish.

Because of the amount of activity, the fishing did shut down for a bit but those anglers who got in early had the best of it.

Drifting with the current is the best way to fish the FADs.

Plenty of mackerel and snapper were caught around Peel island this week.

Fish up to 50 cm were common on the artificial reefs and about the other hot spots in Moreton Bay.

Grinners are also making a nuisance of themselves, but they do make for great snapper bait when filleted. Parrot fish and cod were also being caught in the mix.

Whiting are biting on worms and yabbies and on the run-out tide, you might find some big whiting.

Amity Banks, Pelican Banks and on the sandy patches in the bay and Broadwater are good places to start.

Big female flathead are also around, with the usual pack of smaller males sticking close by.

To catch these fish, use big lures or drift with live baits to entice the females to your bait, but be prepared to catch a few male fish before you can get onto the bigger females

Michael des David

To catch these fish, use big lures or drift with live baits to entice the females to your bait, but be prepared to catch a few male fish before you can get onto the bigger females.

Flathead up to 60cm are the perfect size for taking home for a feed of fish.

Our angler of the week goes to Sanya Seth who caught a good size snapper fishing the shore of Coochiemudlo Island in the evenings.

Sanya and her partner Jason Morgan live on the island and they enjoy spending their evenings fishing at sunset.

Last year, between the two of them, they caught 14 different species of shark, from black tips, bull, hammer head to tiger sharks.

All of the sharks were released, and they are applying to join a shark tagging program.

They release most of the fish they catch and keep only a small number for themselves.

They shared many wonderful stories of their encounters with the marine and wildlife while fishing in the evenings on Coochiemudlo Island. Thanks, Sanya and Jason, there is nothing like a good fishing chat.

Six-year-old Benny Henkel is a junior angler on the rise.

Benny loves fishing and is also a member of OzFish Central Moreton Bay Chapter. Benny has volunteered his time to help with oyster shell collection to help restore the beautiful bay.

If you have any fishing questions or pictures of your catch, contact Michael at desdavidmichael@gmail.com