Reefies still running hot
  |  First Published: November 2015

Despite the weather being a bit hit and miss, we have still managed our fair share of trips with brilliant results.


We have had a great run of fishing (when the weather has allowed) throughout this year and our last few trips have been no exception. 

Another great run of pearl perch saw us achieve our bag limit on many occasions with some real quality pearlies. Again the soft plastics are picking out the bigger specimens.

Snapper have not been in great numbers, but the quality has been right up there with 6-7kg beauties coming aboard.

Other bottom fish that have been biting well are maori cod, which seem to have turned up everywhere and with the aid of some live bait, we’ve caught them every trip on both the close and wide grounds.

Tuskies, hussar and Moses perch have also been in very good numbers and we’ve had a ripper run of amberjack, which seem to be present on many offshore bommies. Live bait and 100-200g knife jigs are a sure fire way to have some fun with them.


It’s probably been the best run of flathead I’ve ever seen, especially around Double Island Point. 

Whiting have also turned up in good numbers and it looks like it will be a good season for them.


Mud crabbing has begun to pick up with good catches of big bucks up along the inside of Fraser Island.

Bream and flathead have also been an easy target around Carlo and Bullock points. Soft plastics for the flathead and some live yabbies are working well on the bream.

November is that time of year where the pelagics begin turning up again. We could see an early run of spotted mackerel as there have been some huge bait balls bubbling on the surface, already a month early.

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