Could this week's weather make the fish crazy?

STORMS, northerly winds and a bit of rain hopefully by the weekend will have the fish going crazy.

All week there has been some good reports of Mangrove Jack over the 50cm mark, a few nice flathead, trumpeter, whiting and bream being caught in the Baffle Creek, Middle Creek and Elliot systems.

This is looking promising for next weekend's Across The Waves fishing competition. If you have not entered yet you can pick up an entry form from Adrians Marine Centre or enter at the ATW sportsgrounds on Thabeban Rd on November 14-15 on the competition weekend.

The competition has two boats and thousands of dollars worth of other prizes and lucky draws will be given away, so lock it in for the whole family to wet a line and have a great time next weekend in the Across The Waves fishing competition.

Recent offshore adventures have seen several boats venture across to the inside of Fraser Island to chase the small black marlin that are on their annual migration south.

Most boats have been catching from one to three fish a day, trolling six-inch skirted lures or site casting to the fish swimming in the shallows with sebile bibles lures or large soft plastic swim baits. On the building moon this week the numbers of these great sport fish should increase as the tidal run picks up right through until next weekend.

The hot areas to try are on the southern side of Rooneys point and down along the beach to Station Hill. The marlin have been swimming with the tuna packs, so if you see some surface activity, this is where you should concentrate your lure spread to be towed through and around the feeding tunas.

Over the Break Sea spit, some good fish have been jigged up on the wrecks and pinnacles from the shoals up to the spit bommie area. Sharks are ever present and any red fish seem to be on the top of the menu list for the many four-metre sharks that take most of the good fish around the middle of the water column.

There has been a few jelly prawns showing up in the Burnett River this week, so maybe in a couple of weeks' time you should be able to find some river prawns for live bait or a feed if you have a cast net and are keen for some exploring to find where they are holing up.

The coral reef fin fish closures are on again starting this Monday through until Friday November 13, 2015. Please be aware of this fishing closure to assist with the protection of coral reef fin fish during the summer spawning times around the new moon which falls on this coming Thursday.

You could head up to Lake Monduran for an impoundment barramundi, go chase a marlin on the inside of Fraser Island, or fish the rivers in hope of a nice Mangrove Jack while the offshore fin fish closures are in place. That's what I love about this area - the diversity of angling options.

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