Fishing Articles

Tips for Targeting Whiting on Lures

The puffs of sand, mud or shell grit created by the bib of the lure hitting the bottom are what I believe create most of the strikes because the whiting instinctively smash the lure out of hunger or territorial aggression. Perhaps the whiting interpret the lure and puffs of sediment as being a prawn, yabby or some other type of bait …

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Sunshine Coast Offshore Fishing Heats Up

In the rivers  The Noosa River has seen great numbers of bigeye trevally, GTs, cale cale trevally, bream, flathead and whiting. Big predatory fish are hanging around the bait schools coming in and out on the tides at the mouth. The best time to fish this particular spot is during the tide changes. Soft plastic lures cast out on light graphite outfits are …

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Epic 10 Day Fraser Island Trip

This pushes baitfish in closer to the shore and with them some of the larger predators on the chase. Still, with the flathead fishing as good as it was, it was hard to complain. Brilliant bait fishing From about the beginning of August to the end of October each year the summer whiting fishing on the western flats of Fraser can …

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Changing tactics when fishing lures

Jumpinpin and Broad-water Flathead will be an extremely popular target throughout Jumpinpin and the Broadwater during October because they are generally in good numbers and heaps of big girls are usually about. So far this flathead season, the reports are small hard-bodies such as Zerek Tango Shads have caught lots of flatties in the shallows. As the season progresses, the …

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Southern Moreton Bay alluring for jew

It had a couple more small runs around the boat but then returned to the surface and sat there perfectly for the net shot. In a matter of seconds, a cracking 105cm jew was in the boat. We were all stoked and it was so great to have husband and wife both get a cracking jew on the same day. As far …

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Impoundment barra on the bite

The hot name on the Australian lure market at the moment is Zerek Innovation. Brought into Australia by Wilson Fishing, Zerek is a market leader in many fishing applications. New products such as the Zerek Skittish Dog, Fish Trap, Surger and Tango Shad were recently released at the Australian Fishing Trade Association show on the Gold Coast. In the coming months we …

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Getting Hervey Bay Fishing Results

ONCE again I turn my focus to actual events on the water around Hervey Bay. It was the middle of winter and it was a regular day to begin with. Sure enough, they were quick to put one in my hands. I motored away and put us over a small school of large fish and the reaction was instantaneous. My client’s jig rod …

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Float Lining for a Trophy Fish

Some people think you need to travel many kilometres offshore to catch big snapper, but that is not always the case. My PB 88cm snapper was caught in Moreton Bay in just 3.5m of water. Fishing the bay is a lot harder than fishing the offshore reefs. Fishing the correct tides, moon phases, with fresh baits and the right technique …

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Good Run of Fishing on Tweed Coast Continues

they have been avoidable and the more preferred reef species have hung about. It is simply a matter of identifying a school of leatherjacket on your sounder and moving somewhere else. As I sit here and write, they seem to be leaving anyway, so that’s good news all round. Solid squire and jewfish are being caught on Windarra Banks. Teraglin …

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Tailor Tactics – Rock and Estuary

it impedes the lure’s action. The braid helps to get your lure down deeper and bumps on the line from weed or a fish are better transferred to the rod without the stretch of mono. Medium to fast-action rods of about 7’ are perfect for this technique. Once I find the fish and hook up, I like to then cut …

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