Small schools reported in North Pine Dam

GOOD FISH: Fisherman Rick Hughes with a good quality yellow belly he caught at North Pine Dam.

GOOD FISH: Fisherman Rick Hughes with a good quality yellow belly he caught at North Pine Dam.

Freshwater fishing is chugging along.

Scattered small schools are at North Pine Dam and fishers said schools dispersed as soon as a few were taken.

Hopefully, the yellow belly catch will increase as the weather warms. Anglers targeting weed edges on spinnerbaits are catching a few.

This week's photo is of Rick Hughes with a 40cm yellow belly he caught from North Pine. A few large bass have also pitched up.

Work the deeper edges but be prepared to catch a lot of small bass.

Hinze Dam on the Gold Coast hinterland saw some quality bass around the timber and points. Slow action on the jigs and paddle tail soft plastics are producing fish.

Moreton Bay surf beaches are still producing a few tailor. Good size dart, bream, and whiting are also species that are regular features for beach anglers.

Those anglers who are fortunate to fish Fraser Island are also still able to target tailor.

Summer will be upon us soon but in the meantime, make the most of the cooler weather species which seem to be hanging around a bit longer this year.

Fishing the Port of Brisbane at night and the early morning is productive. Live herring is the preferred option with threadfin, mulloway and snapper active.

It is encouraging to read reports of anglers safely releasing large fish and keeping only a couple for a feed.

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