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Go out with a bang
  |  First Published: December 2010



The weather of late has probably been the best we have had all year and it’s certainly brought on some great fishing.

OFFSHORE

We have had a late run of snapper with most of them being caught late in the afternoon and into the night. They are quality fish of 7-8kg and soft plastics and floating down a pilchard have been working the best.

Pearl perch have been biting really well throughout the daylight hours and are all quality fish to 6kg. Our best catches of pearlies have been on flat ground mixed up in bait balls.

Cobia have been very active on our close grounds chasing bait balls. Fishing for them with live yakkas was doing the most damage, with 7” soft plastics coming a close second.

We have found our bottom dwellers like parrot and Moses perch a little quiet, but have done well on sweetlip and Maori cod.

ON THE BEACH

Tailor have been on the chew and some good ones to 4kg have been landed at night around Inskip Point. A few golden trevally are also being landed out in front of the camping area at Inskip Point.

I have had reports of big flathead being caught near the lagoon at Double Island Point and a steady catch of summer whiting in the same vicinity.

GREAT SANDY STRAITS

Flathead have been very active in their usual haunts at Carlo Point and along the edges of the sandbanks at Bullock point. Both the Gulp and Squidgy soft plastics are working best.

There have been good catches of Whiting from the mouth of Kauri Creek and the bottom end of Fraser Island is fishing well. Also, quite a number of sand crabs are being potted around Garys Anchorage.

December is the start of our mackerel season and if it is anything like last year we will be in for a treat.

Small Spanish mackerel tend to turn up first and they just increase in size and quality as we head into the New Year, so make sure your gear is in top shape.

A Merry Christmas to everyone!

To enjoy a day on the water with Keely Rose Fishing Charters phone 0754 863 150 or 0407 146 151 or visit www.keelyrosefishingcharters.com.au.

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