Offshore is outstanding
  |  First Published: June 2013

At last the weather patterns have changed for the better and we have been enjoying some lovely, calm days out on the water.


Not only has the weather come good, the fishing has been outstanding out wide and in close offshore.

Pretty much all reef species have been biting well. There have been lots of scarlet perch, pearl perch, sweetlip and some cracker coral trout all in close.

We have been using live bait a bit and landing great quality fish as a result. Soft plastics have been the perfect assassins for the snapper and pearlies.

Out wider, parrot, husser and Moses perch have been thick and we have landed the odd red emperor in the same areas.


Whiting are on the chew around Big Mick beacon. On the glassed-out days there have been some big hauls caught on live beach worms.

Flathead continue to bite well on soft plastics, particularly around Bullock Point.

Many visitors and locals are still potting mud crabs, but they will gradually slow down with the approaching winter months.


Fishing along the beach has been a little quiet, apart from some good catches of tailor at night in the swimming area at Rainbow Beach.

June is a great month all round. It is probably the best pearl perch month and the way the fish are biting I think we are in for a ripper season.

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