Fine Christmas fishing ahead on Fraser Coast

TOP CATCH: Kyle Arthur landed this slab of a golden trevally out off Hervey Bay.
TOP CATCH: Kyle Arthur landed this slab of a golden trevally out off Hervey Bay. Contributed

HOPEFULLY the sun will be shinning from now until Christmas. It's a great time of year and nothing tops the Christmas dinner table then a fresh catch of fish, crabs or prawns.

Let's check out this week's report to see if we can't make your seafood Christmas dreams come true.

Moving north up along the island, sports fishing anglers are in pelagic heaven with plenty of action on the surface or up the shallows sight casting.

Throughout the river and estuary systems for now there are a few silver bream and grunter getting about taking mostly strip baits.

Smaller threadfin salmon up to the meter have been caught.

The Great Sandy Strait provides nice deep channels and ledges to fish and don't be surprised to come across a lot of pelagic's working.

This time of year is normally when we see an increase in mackerel, tuna and trevally. Trolling, sight casting, jigging or popping are all different technique so there's a style to suit everyone.

If you are chasing a feed of tasty reef fish, best off trying the gutters or roonies. Reports coming in of scarlet sea perch, cod, cobia and some decent size grassy sweetlip.

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