Fishing better with the right equipment
WITH all the action of the Rainbow Beach Fishing Classic going on many regular anglers had planned to avoid the waterways but with the clear weather many could not resist.
A good run of squid and cuttlefish in the southern end of the Bay had some chasing fresh offshore bait but most were just happy with a good fresh feed of calamari.
Just like any form of fishing, the right outfit, correct rig and quality jig is essential for success as is perfecting your jigging technique and working the right areas.
This can quickly turn stumbling across one or two into a solid catch of 20 to 30-plus in no time.
Offshore conditions on Monday had a mix of red emperor, sweet lip, squire, parrot and moses perch.
The mud crabs are still active with several good catches reported and the run of sand crabs in the deeper water is continuing to do well.
A couple of the best diver whiting reports for the season have come in this week. While not quite as big as previous seasons, the numbers are good and size consistent once you get on to the schools.