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Fish stirred up into top gear
  |  First Published: May 2013



After such a long run of terrible weather, fishing conditions are now improving.

OFFSHORE

Anglers must feel like they have been locked up and the key thrown away, with the weather giving us a flogging since mid January. We have only managed a few trips offshore on the (rare) nice days and you can tell they haven't been fed for a while as the fish are biting their heads off.

We have been bagging out on snapper and pearl perch along with lots of sweetlip, Moses perch and cod in close.

Out wider we have done well on large mouth nannygai and red emperor and bag-outs of parrot and hussar.

Even though the weather has been cruel, it has really stirred the fish up into top gear.

ON THE BEACH

Whiting have been the main fish caught, particularly on the Teewah side of Double Island Point with some whoppers around 40cm.

GREAT SANDY STRAITS

Mud crabs are being potted easily from Carlo Point and all the way up to Garys Anchorage.

Bream have been biting well around Carlo Creek and some big flathead around the Carlo Point leads.

It's quite early for them, but there have been a lot of diver whiting caught around Big Mick Beacon.

May is the start of our prime fishing season. We will begin to see winter weather patterns and nice ocean conditions. Fishing wise, May is a great pearl perch month and in past seasons runs of big snapper have also come through.

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