Fishing

Good-quality catches around Cairns

large-mouth nannygai

We have experienced varying success on spanish mackerel, and mackerel numbers seem to be down a little. However plenty of large fish in the 15-20kg range have been reported. Our best effort was a monster 35kg specimen that gave one lucky angler a real fight. We normally put a floater or live bait out while at anchor and troll lures …

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Wild bass in small creeks

Wild bass

The association also organises its own fishing competitions and hosts several others throughout the year. Though chasing bass in Lake Macdonald is exciting and rewarding, there is something about the smash and crash of a wild bass as it hits your lure and heads straight back to its snag. I believe wild bass, pound for pound, will out-fight an impoundment …

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Tips for targeting flathead

targeting flathead

you can try outside the normal cast and retrieve pattern is a simple one that I have nicknamed tea bagging. Tea bagging is based on fishing the deeper holes where I locate bait on my sounder and positioning the boat directly over the top of it. I commence the same three short lifts as mentioned but instead of winding the …

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