Rainbow Beach Fishing Report

All smiles for Keshia Hilliam- this parrot one of many for the day

All smiles for Keshia Hilliam- this parrot one of many for the day

Well finally, some much needed rain. It’s good to see the water running down the banks and into local waterways, giving everything a good stir up. I can’t wait to get back outside after this system passes, as it should improve the bite, not only up the straits but outside as well.

Fishing has been good for the majority of the month apart from the occasional shut down period when you have good shows, you know they’re there, but can’t get them to bite.

Using lighter gear and changing tactics in this case usually works well and produces some decent fishing. Some nice cobia have been showing up, along with those more respectable snapper and sweetlip. Quality parrot, pearl perch and Moses perch, along with most of your other typical reef species, have been adding good colours to the box.

Up the straits things started to fire up with all the hot weather and stormy activity.  Reports of good Jacks, some mates have managed to jag up to eight in a session; flathead have been active and should be in good numbers over the next couple of months, especially now with some stirred up water and more bait around.

Congrats to Tate Keys with last month’s winning fish pictured below, one of a few cobia and just nudging out a few reds and snapper.  Enjoy the rain and catch you next month.

Cheers Mat