Fishing report for the Rainbow Beach Fishing Classic 03/07/2015

Jim and Naomi Cole from Tin Can Bay Boat Hire are looking forward to this year's Fishing Classic!

Jim and Naomi Cole from Tin Can Bay Boat Hire are looking forward to this year’s Fishing Classic!

by Jim Cole,, 0408 329 167

School holidays are now in full swing and with the run of warm sunny days on the water has been the place to be.  Today also marks the start of the 2015 Rainbow Beach Fishing Classic and we should start to see competitors from all around start to roll into town today.  If you have been waiting to see what the weather is doing before the comp you will be pleased to know that the current forecast is looking great with a revised wind forecast today down to a top of 9.6knots from the original 20knots they had been tipping.  The rest of the week is looking to be fantastic with light wind around 5knots and relatively warm days around the mid 20’s so get your last minute entry in today.

On the fishing scene there have been a few reports of solid Golden Trevally coming from Norman Point.  Live baits of whiting, gar and herring all producing good results whilst frozen baits of prawns will also be worth a shot.

Diver whiting are still around in good numbers but make sure you adhere to the possession limits of 50 per person.  Worms, squid and even Berkley Gulp Sandworms working well for bait or try pumping live yabbies.

Flathead numbers are starting to improve as we approach spawning season.  Trick is at this time of year if you find a few smaller males keep working that same spot as there is sure to be a larger female in the vicinity.  If you’re looking for a feed of Flathead try around Carlo and Teebar Creeks on the last of the run out tide.  Anywhere water is draining off the flats will be worth a try as the Flathead will be waiting for any bait as they move into the deeper water.

The beach is looking good with the sand slowly returning and covering up the rocks.  To avoid getting into trouble best to plan any beach travel for 2 hours either side of the low.

For hassle free fishing this year we are offering a daily bait delivery service to the fishing classic weigh ins.  If you would like a copy of our bait list drop us an email or alternatively download a copy from the orders must be in by 12pm for same day delivery.  Email, phone or text your orders through to 0408 329 167 or

Until next week have a great weekend and stay safe on the water.

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