2018 Rocky Barra Bounty wrap-up

2018 rocky barra bounty

BEFORE I get into the success of this year’s Rocky Barra Bounty, I would like to run through a quick local report. With the saltwater barra season closure, a lot of anglers have headed for the impoundments. Callide and Awoonga dams are only a short drive from Rockhampton and have been fishing very well. Anglers have reported fantastic double-figure sessions …

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Capricorn Coast offers up fishy goodies galore

capricorn coast threadfin

IT’S been a long wait but spring is finally here. You can start to box up the winter warmers and put away the heaters. Overall, I would call this winter a mild one. We didn’t see too many awful cold days in the low single digits. That probably means we are in for one hell of a hot summer. So …

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Guide to fishing Brisbane rivers and creeks

fishing brisbane threadfin

IT’S been a really good winter for fishos in southeast Queensland and this month should be no different. August is generally a very productive month for a wide range of species. The local flathead run will still be going strong and the jewfish and threadfin will remain active for anglers fishing Brisbane’s rivers and creeks. Good numbers of quality grunter …

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Mixed bags in estuaries around Brisbane

mixed bags estuaries around brisbane jewfish

Brisbane River The Brisbane River has been on fire this year, with large numbers of threadfin salmon and jewies caught regularly. Threadfin have been schooling at the mouth of the river at different times. Being on the water regularly will help you work out a pattern, but it has been pretty hit and miss at times. It can get boring …

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Gracemere Rocky Barra Bounty a resounding success

2017 gracemere rocky barra bounty

Floodgates opened about a week before the comp was to commence. It was clean water, so competitors in the Gracemere Rocky Barra Bounty were still hopeful it wouldn’t chase the barra from the top half of the river. Only three days out, the water turned from clean to mud as the dirty water from the Dawson area arrived. I think …

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Hot Brisbane River threadfin session

It seemed like the fish was never going to give up but finally it came alongside and once in the boat went 107cm. It was a fantastic fish to open her account. Celebrations and gloating were about to kick in when suddenly Joe was on. It was a bit hard to work out who was playing who but it was …

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Cape York Fishing Options

So in many areas drains, gutters, small creeks, small waterfalls and cascades should all continue to fish well into July, barring any cold snaps. These sorts of features can be hugely exciting and productive to work with soft plastics, hard-bodied lures and of course the ever-popular live baits of fish and prawns. Never discount fishing at night too, using a …

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Weather Window got Angler Offshore at Sunshine Coast

HOW things have changed over the last week after that atrocious weather earlier in the month. In the Noosa River, trevally have been in big numbers and seem to be traveling in small schools with dawn and sunset the prime attack times. In Woods Bays surface presentations have been the most exciting and effective ways to target these fish. The …

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Cooler Weather brings on Noosa River Fishing

Woods Bays and the back of the Noosa Sound has been fishing well during the low light hours of the morning and afternoon with anglers landing some nice sized trevally, tailor and the odd mangrove jack is also in the mix. Lures have been the key to success with anglers using gladiator prawns, Cultiva Savoy Shads and the ever popular …

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Threadfin Salmon, Bream, Flathead and Barra around Bundaberg

Most of the action has been between the old ferry crossing and Burnett Heads.  Anglers casting vibe style lures around the schools of prawns have caught some big threadfin salmon last week.  Lots of threadies over the magic metre have been smashing through the large amounts of baitfish and prawns. As the weather cools down the bream fishing should only …

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