Fishing

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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BASS TT Lures St Clair Classic

Matched to Dane’s rod was a Daiwa Certate 2000 spooled with 10lb Unitika Light Jigging braid rigged with 12’-14’ of 6lb Sunline FC Rock leader. Third place went to an angler who is coming into form at the right time of year, and he has the record to make any angler wary. Matthew Mott not only came out and took …

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Minnie Water Snapper Action

 If the lure got to the bottom before the boat drifted over the top of it, we’d give it a few bounces before bringing it up to go again. We found that the feeding fish were nowhere near the bottom and all plastics were hit on the drop from the cast. Most of our big fish were caught on plastics, with …

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Fishing line rules: don’t get in a tangle

RESTRICTIONS are in place on the number of fishing lines that can be used in Queensland fresh and tidal waters to protect fish stocks from overfishing. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district manager Rob McDonald said different fishing line rules applied to fishing gear used in tidal waters and non-tidal waters (fresh waters). “Fishers are responsible for ensuring the fishing …

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Smoking hot bass bite

Simply tie up to a tree, drop your bait to the bottom and slowly move it up and down. It won’t be long before you get a bite. Trollers have also done quite well on the yellowbelly in the timber of the Boyne and Stuart arms while towing smaller deep-diving hard-bodies. Make sure you take a tackle retriever with you because you’re …

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Trip from Bribie Island to Yeppoon

After about five minutes I managed to regain most of my line and finally lifted the fish off the bottom, but it was almost as determined to stay near the bottom as I was to get it to the top. It must have been 10 minutes later when we finally saw some colour and I became really excited. About 3m …

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2015 North Coast Fishing Bonanza set to sizzle

This year adults will compete in a variety of fish categories including snapper, pearl perch, mulloway, tailor, kingfish/cobia, amberjack/samson fish, whiting, bream, blackfish, flathead and bass. For cadets, there is a range of offshore and inshore categories including snapper and mulloway, bream and flathead to target, while juniors can fish for the usual estuary suspects of flathead and bream as …

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Green zone restrictions imposed on commercial fisher

THE Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has taken steps to prevent a twice-convicted commercial fisher from engaging in further illegal fishing by barring the fisher from anchoring in a green zone. A series of restrictions have been imposed on the fisher through an enforceable direction — the first one to be issued by the agency. The fisher has been …

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