Rainbow Beach fishing report

One of the many big red emperor caught on Baitrunner

One of the many big red emperor caught on Baitrunner

Well here we are: the school holidays, and another year gone and, wow, has it flown by!  It’s been a funny year fishing-wise with a very quiet snapper season, and whilst we had a few bag out sessions and caught some great quality, they didn’t seem to hang around too long in big numbers.

On the other hand it’s been great for most other species including red emperor, with plenty caught and some real stonkas, several around the 14-15kg mark – check out the photos on facebook.

The last month has been excellent for large pearl perch and some of the largest I have ever seen! Plastics have been working well for these and is a lot of fun; we have been giving people who have never fished with plastics a go at it and they love it. It’s a completely different feel and hard to get the rod back from them once they have caught a couple of fish.

Sweetlip, squire, parrot, Moses perch, husser, cod, cobia, Aj’s, mackerel, scarlet sea perch and pretty much every other species Rainbow Beach reefs offer, has been fishing really well!

Hope you all had a great Christmas and happy new year, catch you all next year.

Cheers, Mat