Stephen Atkins was happy with this red emperor
by Mat Cooper, Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters, 0439775070
Another month of up and down winds and unpredictable weather has made us try out the closer-in reefs and the results have been exceptionally good, with a variety of quality pearl perch, scarlet sea perch, snapper and cod.
With only a handful of days allowing us to go wide this month, the opportunities have been jumped on and with great results, pretty much every species of reef fish has been biting well, along with some trophy fish, pearl perch up to 5kg, quality red emperor and scarlet sea perch.
Next month should be a cracker and we’re expecting some great fish to come in, and in numbers. Along the beaches tailor fish seem to be a bit hit-and-miss, however Jew seem to be very active and of good size.
Squid are still thick in the straits, so if you’re heading out it pays to put the time in for fresh bait and stock up on a few feeds. Let’s hope for some more consistent weather over the next month and some great fishing.