Snapper a September Favourite
  |  First Published: August 2009

September remains one of my favourite months for offshore fishing, with settled weather and all of the offshore species biting well, particularly snapper.


There has been another abundant run of fishing offshore with herds of snapper streaming in. It was great to see the action right when the Rainbow Beach Fishing Classic was underway.

Large knobby snapper have been really hungry on the close northern grounds off Fraser Island. Soft plastics are proving infallible on these great fighting fish.

Big spangled and red emperor have also been plentiful in the snapper areas.

Out wider, our eastern grounds off Double Island Point are also fishing extremely well, with plenty of snapper and pearl perch, as well as bucket-loads of parrotfish, hussar and Moses perch.


We have again enjoyed a good run tailor with 2-3kg fish in good numbers at Middle Rock and just north of the swimming area at Rainbow Beach. Both lures and blue pilchards are working well.

Whiting have been landed from the lagoon at Double Island Point, along with bream and chopper tailor. Live yabbies have been doing the trick in the lagoon.


Great catches of flathead are coming from Brown’s Gutter on the inside of Fraser Island.

Soft plastics have proven the most rewarding. Fishing in the Straits using frozen bait seems to only be attracting big green sea toads at the moment – yuck!

Squid are still being jigged up in good numbers around Carlo Point leeds and Kauri Creek.

To book or for more information about my Keely Rose Fishing Charters phone 0407 146 151 or (07) 5486 3150or log onto www.keelyrosefishingcharters.com.au.

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