Well the weather finally calmed down a bit last month and we managed to do quite a bit of outings and the fishing was excellent with all the crews filling their esky.
The closest reefs start to fish well with the cooler temperatures, which is a good option for big bumpy days and the wider bottoms are doing extremely well.
Some Red Emperor monsters have been landed recently including a 14.5kg one that descended and floated to the surface unusually 20 yards behind the boat, let’s just say it was worth swimming but thank goodness Ashley has threw a rope as it was a struggle against wind and current.
Almost all of the reef species Rainbow Beach has to offer are currently plentiful, including perch and parrots.
For those who like to stretch their arms, big amberjack and cobias also seem to hang around. In the strait, the squids are very thick with frequent catches of over 100 in one session. As usual, the ebb tide seems to work the best.
Nice mackerel were caught around the Inskip and the main channel, but have slowed down over the past two weeks. Along the beaches, a few decent, but very random tailor fish are reported.
With some decent gutters along the beach again now for those who like to feed on whiting, bream or dart. That’s it for this month, applauds Mat.