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Hervey Bay fishing with Fraser Guided Fishing

Hervey Bay fishing with Fraser Guided Fishing 7

It had been a long time since I’d caught decent size pelagic fish and I’d forgotten just how much fun it is to have your line-burning retrieve stopped in its tracks as a super-fast sportfish takes off in the other direction with your lure in its mouth. Having not previously caught mackerel on anything heavier than 10lb gear, I was …

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Good fish about in Broadwater

Mud crabs love whiting frames as bait but we have also had success with reef fish frames. The best shop-bought bait will always be mullet chopped in half to allow plenty of scent into the water. While the water stays clean, sand crabs are around as well, with the mouth of the Nerang River providing the better-quality sandies. This is …

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Slow-pitch jigging tips

slow-pitch jigging

The first fish to come aboard with a new piece of jewellery was a good-sized grunter. It was high fives all round and a quick pic before it went straight into the Esky. With the first fish over the side, we all became a little more at ease and figured we might be in for a good day. Fishing these …

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Bass as big as Texas

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Stocked only with Operation World Record genetics, the path to grow the next world-record bass became clearer, as Jalisco combined the best elements of La Perla with an upgraded design and forage plan creating a new and improved big-bass factory. “Gary built and manages the lake, and we stocked it with our Operation World Record fish,” Forshage said. “Under the …

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Summer tactics for Moreton Bay

moreton bay snapper summer

Also abnormal for that season was the number of big, often unstoppable snapper encountered. I believe the abundance of bait and nutrients exiting the river systems, coupled with the significantly reduced fishing pressure (during and straight after the floods), was the primary reason for those fish being there. With that theory in mind, it’s important to pinpoint the areas of …

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Hot impoundment barra bite

barra bite

Our biggest barra went 98cm and it was boated on a Lox Gen2 Baitcaster, 60lb braid and 80lb leader. We fished mainly in the early morning until about 11am, then we’d go back to camp to eat and sleep before getting back on the water at 5pm. It was hard work casting thousands of times into the one snag but …

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Getting into drone fishing

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Many facets of drone fishing take a little practice and skill and plenty of preparation. First off, we have to make sure we have fully charged batteries. Once the drone is up, I free spool the reel with the clicker on so I have an audio link with the drone as it flies out. The clicker ensures I can hear …

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Hectic fishing on Hinchinbrook Island holiday

On the first cast another large coral trout ate my plastic and swam straight into a bommie. I have never felt so out-gunned when using such a high calibre of gear. After hits and misses, a few little reefies such as stripey seaperch, a spanish mackerel and various sweetlip, we left the area with a score of coral trout five; …

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