Fishing Rigs

Fishing rigs can occasionally be tricky to get right, especially if you’re fishing outside your comfort zone. Luckily Bush ‘n Beach’s experienced writers know all the tricks in the book.

Pointers on how to catch Pine River flathead

If you are after a cheaper alternative that has the same quality as the Zerek, check out the range from Softplasticsdude. At only $5 I don’t mind as much when I lose these lures to snags and fish. Fish similar areas when trolling lures. A sounder is extremely helpful because you want to locate the drop-offs. I like to troll along the steep …

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Techniques for How to Catch Fingermark in Queensland

Some days the fingermark will just slam the herring with hardly a nibble beforehand and on other days they will pick at the bait like a little bream until you hook them and they just about pull your arms off. With the squid baits I run a two-hook snood rig with 6/0 octopus hooks. I place the top hook in the …

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Putting the Sting into Your Vibes

Step four Position the two hooks together and feed the loop through the split ring or tow point and then feed the hooks and beads back through the loop formed. Before tightening, adjust the rig so the hooks are offset, with the dressed hook above the plain hook and the plain hook partially hiding in the skirting of the dressed …

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Good Results from Jumpinpin Region

The Coomera River has been hot and cold with regards to whiting and we’ve had to try a number of places before getting onto the fish. Even then the bites haven’t been steady throughout the session because there’s often a mad flurry of activity and hooked fish followed by long periods of no action whatsoever. The kids have been pretty good during …

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Beach Fishing in SEQ

It gives you the most beautiful views of the beach to the north and south as well as regular offshore displays from whales and often sharks, dolphins, turtles and pelagics close to the rocks. Please take care though and stay back from the edge because there is no fence. We also did a couple of trips to Eli Creek, which is …

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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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