November fishing’s swimming with mackerel, squid and snapper - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

Photos: Spero Kartanos.


November is upon us, so let’s hope, like last year, it starts with a bang with lots of fish, and the weather plays its part!

Look for whiting in the bay from the Rous and Small Boat Channel at the Chain Banks, the Sand Hills at Moreton Island, and the Blue Hole – all these areas should hold plenty of quality fish.

It’s also usually a good month for school mackerel; let’s hope the predicted rain and storms don’t eventuate and put a damper on the fish close in. But in any case, if you venture out to the cleaner water around the shipping channels and Rous Channel, there should be plenty of fish to be caught.

The snapper/squire season has also been fantastic, with plenty of fish to be caught since its re-opening and all the usual shallow reefs having plenty of fish. A friend who fishes the Mt Cotton reach has been cleaning up with really nice fish, so it’s worth spending some time on the shallow and artificial reefs in the bay.

The water will start to warm up, so we are hoping again for some sort of spotty mackerel season in the bay, as last year was a total fizzer. By November, we should start to see some surface action, so all we can do is get our chrome slugs ready and hope!

The tiger squid will be in the weed banks where the whiting are, so get your favourite squid jigs out and always have one at the back of the boat while you’re catching whiting.

Till next month, good fishing!

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