School holidays fishing on Cooloola Coast

School holidays are here again and with the warmer temperatures I am sure we will see an influx of visitors to the Cooloola Coast over the next two weeks.  The forecast for the first weekend is looking a little drab with possible showers and wind on the agenda for Saturday before dropping away to a reasonable day on Sunday with chance of a few light showers.  If the wind drops always as predicted It would be worth taking advantage of this weekends neap tides and hitting areas such as Bluff Reef, Teebar Ledge for reef species such as squire, sweetlip, parrot and Moses perch alternatively try around Big Mick and the channel between Inskip and Fraser for mackerel and trevally.

Kauri Creek has been fishing fairly well of late with some big sand whiting and flathead being caught.  Surface lures, plastics and baits of yabbies and worms will give the desired results.

Mud crab activity is starting to increase and it will be worthwhile soaking a few pots.  Make sure you are up to date with the most recent regulations regarding labelling of your pots and floats as well as correct size and bag limits.  QLD Boating and Fisheries Patrol officers will be out in force over the coming weeks and you don’t want to spoil your holiday by copping a fine for something simple.  We have copies of the latest Responsible Crabbing Brochure and Green Zone maps for the Great Sandy Straits available from our tackle store these are a FREE publication so there is no excuse not to grab a copy for your tackle box.

The beach has been fishing well with dart, whiting bream, flathead and tailor coming from the gutters to both the North and South of the Rainbow Beach township.  If you are planning of making the trip south to Double Island Point please seek local advice first.  Mudlo Rocks are exposed at present and maybe impassable at times with reports of more vehicles being lost to the rocks over the past week.  The freshwater track is an alternative route to Double Island Point so plan your trip to allow for the extra time to navigate the beach safely.

Have a great week and tight lines.


Jim & Naomi

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