Wind Drops and Anglers Head Offshore

Long tail and mac tuna have been seen feeding in the vicinity of Laguna bay and Sunshine reef, the tell tail sign to look for is dive bombing birds, 30 to 60 gram silver slugs and 4-5” jerk shad style soft plastics have been working a treat. Snapper, sweetlip, tuskies and the ever popular coral trout have all been in …

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Hot Mackerel Action off Gold Coast

I HOPE everyone is enjoying the Christmas break and getting plenty of time on the water. The Tweed River Bar is getting really shallow out the front and starting to collect any sort of swell, so pay attention when coming in or out. Currumbin Creek Bar is still very shallow out the front. The dredge left recently, so that’s it for this …

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Pelagics, Bream, Whiting, Flathead (& More) Around Gold Coast

It has been good to see the local kids catching a few Bream, Flathead and Whiting off the bank next to our shop in the Coomera River. The Houseboat customers have found a few nice fish so far during School Holidays around Tipplers Passage, Dux, The Never Fail Islands, Tiger Mullet Channel, Bedrooms, Jacobs Well, North Arm of the Coomera …

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Mackerel and Wahoo Around Caloundra

Caloundra Wide and the Southern End of the Banks are holding some Tusk Fish, Wahoo, Billfish and Dolphin Fish. For best results troll dead baits around 4 knots. FRI 11 DEC LOW      1:18 am – 0.17 m HIGH      7:59 am – 1.83 m LOW      2:21 pm – 0.40 m HIGH      7:56 pm – 1.38 m   SAT 12 DEC LOW      …

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Beautiful Fishing this Weekend at the Sunshine Coast

Well we have some hot, warm conditions to look forward to over the weekend. Finally we can call this beautiful place the Sunshine Coast. The Offshore conditions are perfect for the early morning fish. Next to no wind and swell have been predicted. The mackerel will be worth chasing in the sun using some chrome lures, trolling lures and baits. Taking …

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Fishing for Flathead on the Gold Coast

Our Houseboat customers caught some good sized Whiting and Bream off the sandbanks east of Cobby Passage over the long weekend, Tiger Mullet Channel, Green Bank, Tipplers Passage, Jacobs Well and the Coomera River also fished well. Some nice Jew Fish and Trevally have been caught in the Pin Bar and on the pipeline in the Seaway this week.  You …

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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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Hot mackerel action on Gold Coast

Mud crabs were running after the rain, with the kids getting the adults a good feed of four to eight crabs each trip. We had a visit from NSW Fisheries officers, which was unexpected, as someone who can’t count or doesn’t know the new rules for NSW must have made a complaint. I suppose having 17 traps stacked up may have …

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