FISHING: Morning tides best for good catch, plenty of mud crabs

ABOVE: Cathy McRae with a flathead she caught. Photo: Contributed

Looks like a few storms are coming through on the weekend, Brett Hyde from Ballina Bait & Tackle said.

The fish and crabs are better on the big tides and there are good numbers of mud crabs in the creeks and rivers.

Morning tides are still the best option for some good fishing as there is more run this time of year

No run, no fun, is a common saying for fishers.

The fish switch on when there is movement in the water, Brett said.

Burns Point Ferry to Wardell Bridge is a good place to fish with the run-in tide.

There is good quality whiting in north creek and plenty of flathead from the mouth  of the river to the ferry.

Flatheads are hiding in the deeper holes of water because of the warmer weather.

The current has picked back offshore and it could be difficult for boaties.

Find some good snapper on the 42 and 48 fathom line.

There are a few mahi mahi around the FAD.

“Make sure you use vibes or pilchards for baits,” Brett said.

Catch some whiting, flathead and bream from the beaches, best on the early morning tide.

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