Well its official – winter is here and you can be forgiven for shifting your attention to more pressing matters such as this weekend’s fishing plans…..
On the fishing scene it has been a little quiet mid-month with only a handful of reports. Diver whiting, flathead and squid are coming from around Norman Point and the mouth of Carlo Creek.
Try for chopper tailor and bream around Bird Rock in Teebar Creek or flathead around the drop-offs into the channel.
If you’re hitting the water in windy conditions, try sticking to the creeks such as Snapper, Teebar Carlo and Kauri where you should be able to find some protection from the wind.
The beach is another option if you’re looking to escape the wind; try around Inskip Point for dart, whiting and flathead.
If you’re thinking of heading south to Double Island best to plan to take the Freshwater track as recent weather has left Mudlo Rocks exposed and access around the rocks is limited.
Despite the average weather early this month there were still a few diehard fishos who went out to wet a line with mixed results.
Chopper tailor and school mackerel around Big Mick going for unweighted pilchards.
A few reports of good numbers of summer whiting being caught in Pelican Bay with worms and yabbies working best.
Closer to Tin Can Bay there has been diver whiting, squid and bar-tailed flathead caught in the channel from Norman Point through to Crab Creek, with worms, squid and yabbies being the best baits to use.
There have been a few nice golden trevally being caught over the last few weeks, with the bigger models falling to live baits of gar and whiting whilst the smaller ones have been happy to smash prawns. Try around the drop off at Norman Point or behind Lee’s Fisheries in Snapper Creek.
Mackerel have been smashing bait schools between Inskip and Fraser with a mix of school and spotties amongst them.
The countdown is now over for the 2015 Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic, July 3 to 11.
This year we will be offering a daily bait delivery service to the weigh-ins. If you would like a copy of our bait list drop us an email or alternatively download a copy from the http://www.rainbowsportsclub.com.au/annual-events/fishing-comp-news/
Have a great month and stay safe on the water.