Snapper shines on Rainbow
  |  First Published: November 2012

The weather has been fairly reasonable, even though we have had some northerly winds come through early.


Snapper have been the main highlight of late with some quality fish up to 5kg, and lots of them. They have been biting in close and out wide and are loving soft plastics and half pilchards that we float down on pea sinkers. We have enjoyed a few decent bag-out days using these methods.

There have also been some quality parrot and Moses perch for the taking, which are easily caught on standard dropper rigs.

Red emperor are still on the chew, but they are out fairly wide. The current has been playing a little havoc to even get out there.

We have had some good sessions with the pelagics of late. The main species on the bite have been long tail tuna and cobia.


Excellent summer whiting have been caught all the way from the bottom end of Fraser Island to Tinnanbar.

The build up to the full moon has been the prime time to get a feed of these tasty morsels. Live yabbies and live sand worms are the best bait.

Flathead are on the chew around Bullock Point to Teebar Ledge and the soft plastics are a must.


The best spots on the beach lately have been around the Oaks near Inskip Point where good catches of chopper tailor have been landed in the evening and some excellent whiting in the early mornings.

November is an interesting month as in the past we have caught lots of big snapper in close, which can really test the one snapper over 700mm rule!

November can also herald the start of Spanish and spotted mackerel if the weather stays nice and dry.

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