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Mega mackerel season at Hervey Bay

mackerel season hervey bay

You can sometimes track these fish around the surface schools with side-imaging sounders. You then require good boat positioning and lure presentation to turn interest into a strike. If you are lucky, they will stay in the area and allow you multiple shots and hence more fish boated. Some of these bigger fish loitering around are difficult to land though, …

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Trolling for mangrove jack

trolling for mangrove jack estuaries

Keeping the outfit light, I couple the rod to a low-profile Daiwa Zillion baitcaster reel spooled with 30lb Schneider braid. The braid ties neatly to 40lb Schneider Crystal Clear fluorocarbon, which is extremely abrasion resistant. You will not be afraid to put some hurt on a jack with this outfit. A good skipper will always improve your chances of landing …

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Freshwater fishing in the South Burnett

freshwater fishing south burnett bass

Lately I’ve been catching my best-quality fish suspended in deep water. They have been sitting in the thermocline at 4.5-6m. I target these fish using a variety of baits, initially starting with a soft bait of a 1/2oz-rigged soft plastic. I cast this out and count to seven to let the lure sink into the strike zone. Once the plastic …

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B.A.S.S. Australia preparation in full swing

b.a.s.s. australia 2018 preparation

All these tournaments are open for anyone to compete in and are not just about super-serious fishing – they are social and a lot of fun. You will learn a huge amount about lure fishing for native fish too, which will give you the edge on your next fishing trip. All three series are set up for anglers to fish …

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Top prawning tips for southeast Queensland

tips prawning southeast queensland

Bramble Bay, out the front of Clontarf Beach, is my go-to area in Moreton Bay. South of Brisbane, a good place to start is Jacobs Well, as are the power lines, Rocky Point, the Saltworks, Redland Bay and the Logan River. CR: When you’re out chasing prawns, how do you find them? DA: Like when you’re fishing, having a good …

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Tackling Moreton Bay tuskfish

moreton bay tuskfish

The Schneider has fantastic abrasion resistance and though it is a stiffer line, it still knots well. My heavier setup will account for most fish in the bay but when that 5-6kg fish comes along I still have trouble bringing it to the surface. My old man likes to use the good-old Alvey, as with its light free spool the …

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Queensland barra fishing road trip

queensland barra fishing

During the heavy rain just two weeks prior to the trip, immense amounts of water had gone over the dam wall. Even so, we were still keen to give it a crack. As we arrived at the dam, a massive storm rolled through and we had to wait it out before hitting the water. We launched the boat at about …

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December fishing on Sunshine Coast

december fishing sunshine coast

Catches of spanish mackerel are now in full flight, with quality fish taken on our famous Spanish Specials. This lure works perfectly with a slow troll and is designed to catch bigger fish lurking deeper in the water column. If you find the fish sitting closer to the surface, the crew members at Davo’s tackle shops have joined forces with …

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Mental Moreton Island fishing for wahoo

moreton island fishing wahoo

Our crew arrived back at the Port of Brisbane around 11:30am, making it an early but productive day of fishing with the boys, with smiles all round. It just goes to show that it’s not about how long you spend out there, it’s all about being on the right spot at the right time. This was certainly a Moreton Island …

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Combing the Capricorn Coast

King salmon have come a long way in our area since the introduction of net-free zones two years ago. Side-imaging and down-imaging sounders mean that we recreational fishers are well aware of thready numbers throughout the area. This technology is impressive to say the least and being able to distinguish one species from another is next level. About 80 percent …

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