Dave Lee caught a few bass and a decent yellow belly while kayaking in the river.
Dave Lee caught a few bass and a decent yellow belly while kayaking in the river. CONTRIBUTED

Anglers excited about bass, squire and tuna

THE weather has settled down over the last week and anglers have jumped at the opportunity to wet a line.

Recent water releases from Wivenhoe Dam seem to have spiced the river up and bass are back on the chew.

There are plenty of land-based options with plenty of bass being caught around Twin Bridges and Mount Crosby.

During the day, worms are a great option.

Make sure you use a small sinker and fish near snags and structure.

If you have access to a kayak you can get away from pressured waters and try chasing bass with lures.

The Jackall Geronimo or Keitech Spinnerbaits have been claiming a few fish.

Early mornings and late afternoons seem to be the better times but if you allow your spinnerbaits to sink deeper before you retrieve it you can still pick up fish through the middle of the day.

The bay is looking like it will be fairly good this weekend.

Anglers are getting excited about reports of squire being caught around the lower half of the bay and the presence of longtail tuna.

Snapper are falling for lightly weighted soft plastics worked around the reef edges and drop offs around the bay islands.

The run out tides seem to be offering better results.

Scented soft plastics work well and the standout was the Keitech Sexy Impacts and the 3inch Jackall paddle tails.

Baits of squid strips and larger prawns will also catch squire.

Longtail tuna have been spotted harassing baitfish between Green Island and Harry Atkinsons reef.

These speedsters are smart and driving up to them with the motor running and casting a metal slug at them might not be the best method to catching one.

You will have better results if you watch them and try to predict the direction they are travelling.



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