Offshore options are hot in May
  |  First Published: May 2017

How fast is this year going? We’re already entering our prime autumn-winter fishing season.

Offshore we’ve had great fishing again with our first autumn run of pearl perch. Anglers have bagged out on these great table fish early in the day. Both soft plastics and pilchards have been successful.

Snapper made a good appearance, particularly in close with nice fish around the 3-4kg mark with the odd bigger one thrown in. Scarlet perch have also been in good numbers in close and light line has been a must to trick these guys in daylight hours.

On certain days we are still picking up mackerel. Unfortunately this will slowly drop off as the water cools down.

On the beach, a few chopper tailor are being caught around the Oaks at Inskip Point and I’ve had reports of mulloway being caught in the same area on live bait (chopper tailor).

The Great Sandy Straits still have plenty of tuna action around the inside of the Wide Bay Bar. The sea birds show you where they are and you can just start flicking silver slugs for hook-up after hook-up.

May is one of those prime fishing months. Pearl perch and snapper become more active and it’s also the best month for coral trout.

• 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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