THE seasons are changing, with bream catches dropping off and the first few good catches of summer whiting reported in the upper reaches of rivers and creeks this week.
There are plenty of flathead being caught, both oversize females and smaller males.
The way to target and catch keepers rather than bigger breeding females is to use smaller baits and lures.
Tailor season has been disappointing this year, although there have been good numbers of smaller fish caught in our estuaries and in Moreton Bay.
Anglers walking out to the end of the Seaway south wall have had good results floating pilchards out on the last of the run-out tide and there have also been a few caught off the Pumping Jetty in the evenings.
We have had quite a few seasonal westerly winds over the past few weeks, which traditionally fires up a good run of big mulloway.
There were several fish over 10kg landed from the Pin Bar, Southport Seaway and ledges or deep holes close to bar entrances.
Large soft plastics hopped over the bottom very slowly is also a great way to target them.
Snapper to 60cm are still being caught around the bay island shallows, although this time of year is an ideal time to fish the deeper wrecks for bigger fish.
The Brisbane River continues to turn up excellent catches of bream and snapper around the wharves and rock walls and we're also seeing a lot of threadfin salmon caught between the Gateway Bridge and the city around lighted areas after dark.
Offshore charter operators are reporting catches of snapper on all reefs, although the current over the past week has made it difficult to get a bait down to them.
There have also been a few dolphinfish around the Wave Rider buoy and a mixed bag of pearlies and tuskfish on paternoster rigs on the bottom.
You're also a good chance to land a kingfish, amberjack or cobia if you're swimming a live bait, especially around wrecks off the top of Cape Moreton.