AN increasing number of flathead are being caught in the waters of Moreton Bay as their breeding season approaches.
Most have taken live baits meant for other species, larger deep diving minnow lures or plastics that bump the bottom.
Many anglers prefer not to target big flathead at this time of year so they can get on and do their thing without being caught and released, which can put them off breeding.
Bream, continue to be the main species on the bite throughout South East Queensland, particularly in the rivers and creeks around rock walls, marinas or the canal bridges.
In the Logan, the fish are hanging around Marks Rocks and further up river around the Gazebo known at Pitt Rocks.
The bay continues to experience one of the better snapper season on record.
Diver whiting whole or frames have been one of the best baits sp far, but a lot of squid are in the bay which is another top bait for them at this time of year.
The Brisbane River is producing good catches of snapper and a few mulloway.
Most snapper are coming from the drop into the main channels wide of the wharves and around the mouth of the feeder creeks.
Mulloway have been best around the beacons at the mouth of the river.
Offshore, the word is snapper, snapper, snapper.
Nobody seems to be targeting anything else. In fact, even if you're not targeting snapper yet have a bait in the water, there's a fair chance you will get a feed of this species.
The reports are so varied and so many, word seems to be if you find reef you'll find snapper.
Those anglers fishing wider in 100m of water with occy jigs or baits have caught a few pearl perch mixed in with the snapper.
Live baits have pulled a few cobia and amberjack, but anglers will need to try a few different areas until you find the fish.
The best tip is to look for current; that's where they'll be.