Rainbow Beach Fishing Report February 2016

Madelaine and Shoana. with mahi mahi

Madelaine and Shoana. with mahi mahi

Rainbow Beach Fishing Charters
Tony Stewart – 5486-8666

Over the past month our catches have been quite good for this time of the year, as we have had to battle sharks and current run.

I strongly believe it’s time our State Fisheries Dept called for expressions of interest for a shark fisherman, but there is little hope of that.

Before Christmas we mainly fished north of the Bar and the closer reefs, as the northerlies and current were a lot stronger on the wide grounds.

The closer reefs produced some big pearl perch,with squire, parrot, Moses perch, mahi mahi and on occasions some good catches of sweetlip.

The northern country produced red emperor, mahi mahi, Maori cod and all of the above.

Mackerel have been patchy and we have only landed a few on our way out to the wider grounds.

Hopefully we will see a build up in humidity soon as a Big Wet is overdue to flush the Straits of nutrients, which will only improve the fishing on our inshore reefs.

‘Til next month – good fishing.

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