Have a pearler of a season offshore this month
  |  First Published: January 2016

The weather has been a little up and down, but we have still gotten quite a few offshore trips in.


Our offshore grounds have been very, very good. The past few months, the pelagics have been a little finicky, so we’ve mainly targeted the bottom fishing.

We’ve had some big catches of pearl perch and both soft plastics and fresh baits have worked equally well. I’ve seen the crew bag-out on quite a few occasions.

There have also been pretty good numbers of snapper, Moses perch, tuskfish and hussar. Now is the time of year to throw a live bait down for the big estuary cod that have become very active


Good summer whiting have been caught around Double Island Point and on Teewah Beach. There have been reports of some chopper tailor still hanging around, just north of the swimming area at Rainbow Beach. As usual, there’s been plenty of reports of good sized bream getting around in the gutters.


January is one of my favourite action months with the arrival of big schools of spotted and Spanish mackerel. We have enjoyed many trips with screaming reels and total chaos when these guys fire up during this month.

• To enjoy a day on the water with Keely Rose Fishing Charters phone Ed Falconer 0407 146 151 or visit www.keelyrosefishingcharters.com.au.
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