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SNAPPER AND PEARL PERCH SEASON OPENS UP TOMMOROW !! NO MORE CLOSURES

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Snapper and pearl perch will be a no-take species for all fishers from 12.01am on 15 July, reopening at 12.01am on 16 August 2020. This applies to all commercial, charter and recreational fishers. Heavy penalties apply to any fisher found to be taking snapper or pearl perch during this time.

“This seasonal closure is similar to spawning closures for barramundi and reef fin fish species, which have been critical to ensuring the sustainability of these fisheries,” Mr Furner said.

“During this closure, I encourage fishers to target other species and take advantage of the fish aggregating devices (FADs) that have been installed along the South East Queensland coast.

“We are taking this step because snapper and pearl perch stocks are depleted and we need to take the pressure off, to ensure there are fish for future, we need to take action now,” Mr Furner said.Fisheries Queensland said if  snapper or pearl perch are caught during the closure, it is important to handle the fish carefully, dehook it appropriately, and release it as soon as possible.

What is the best time to catch snapper? NOW !!!

The snapper season locally starts around October and finishes after March. The big reds migrate inshore during this time of year because water temperatures have increased providing ideal spawning conditions. Dawn and dusk are generally considered the best times to be on the water.

What is the best bait for pearl perch?

Pearl Perch are characterised by a large, shiny mark behind the gill covers and a small, dark blotch at the rear of the dorsal fin rays. Anglers generally catch this species on offshore reefs using baits such as squid, octopus, prawns and small live bait.

How do you target a pearl perch?

Bait and tackle for Pearl Perch

Typical bottom fish fare work well for Pearl Perch. We used a combination of pilchards and squid. Because they have a big mouth a 7/0 circle hook or half circle is the best option. Circle hooks are great as they are easy to remove typically hooking the fish in the corner of the mouth.

What is the best bait for perch fishing?

Best Baits

Larger perch prefer worms, other small fish and fish fry. Effective baits include lob worms, earthworms, maggots and casters. When fishing for impressive specimens between 2-3 lbs (0.9-1.4 kg), dead baits of small fish such as minnow are a great choice, as is spinning with artificial lures or spoons.

What is the best bait to catch snapper?

Best baits to use for a Snapper fishing:

They have such a wide range to their diet. So they will take a wide range of baits and combinations of baits. But most common baits are Pillies, tuna, yakka’s, pike, mullet, slimmies, gar, whiting, squid, octopus, prawns and small Crustaceans.

How do you catch snapper easily?

Besides live bait, you can try your luck with some shiny metal lures. Vertical jigs can emulate a tempting, easy bite to red snappers. This will require a bit of finessing, but vertical jigs will work in a pinch. Generally, vertical jigs work best in shallow depths of up to 30 feet to catch the most amount of light.

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