Conditions provide summer high
  |  First Published: November 2013

We have experienced different spring weather this year, more like early summer conditions, but the fishing provided some good highs.


Although we have had to put up with strong offshore currents and more northerly winds than normal, we are still been having a good time, particularly on snapper. We have targeted them on most of our trips and seen great results. A bit of patience and lots of berley has paid off big time. Some days we have had knobby snapper smashing our baits and plastics halfway down to the bottom.

Other species biting well are parrot, Moses perch, sweetlip and some whopper spangled emperor. We are also picking up red emperor on our northern grounds when the strong current backs off enough to make it fishable.


Whiting have again been the pick of the fish to target. They are in big numbers and biting well along most stretches of the beach.

Tailor are being caught at Rainbow Beach in good numbers. Middle Rock in the late afternoon has also been the hot spot for some good greenbacks.


Whiting are the target fish in the straits with reports of big catches coming from around the bottom end of Fraser Island and Kauri Creek. A mixture of beach worms and yabbies are working very well.

November in the past has been a good month for big snapper – more of a 'quality than quantity' month.

The warmer weather has seen early fish spawning and arrival of lots of baitfish. We may even see mackerel make an appearance later on during this month, rather than next month.

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