Fishing Tips

Fishing for southeast Queensland flathead

fishing for southeast queensland flathead winter jigging trolling plastics

A lot of the plastics cast and jigged at flathead will be engulfed, which will have your leader rubbing across the flathead’s raspy teeth. Anything under a 10lb leader will struggle to stand up to the sharp teeth of a flatty. Always check the leader after every fish, especially if the lure has gone down the flatty’s throat. A worn …

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Fishing the Gold Coast for elusive jewfish

Jewfish are suckers for live baits and large flesh baits. When fishing inshore, live yellowtail scad, poddy mullet, big herring and even live whiting (legal of course) are ideal baits. A good tip is to duck outside to the close bait reefs and load up on yakkas before fishing the seaway entrance. Using the larger baits helps keep the pickers …

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Joyous fishing in southeast Queensland

fishing southeast Queensland

Flathead Flathead will show up in big numbers in the local systems this month. The colder the water temperatures get, the harder they will bite, so the next couple of months are the time to chase these tasty treats. Flathead can be caught using a number of techniques. When they are feeding aggressively, they can be quite easy to capture. …

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Tips for Moreton Bay winter whiting

They can certainly be found in even deeper water, such as near the Moreton Island Sandhills. Furthermore, during most winters some of the smaller fish (under 25cm) also enter the mouths of rivers and creeks. Interestingly, the fish occasionally disappear when the water gets deeper than 3.5m while drifting, and other days they start appearing at 3.5m and increase in …

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Southern Moreton Bay improving

southern moreton bay

Soft plastics that have been working best are Zerek Live Minnow Flash Wrigglies, Live Shrimp Hot Legs and Gobblers Curl Grubs. The darker colours have worked best because the water is somewhere from green to dirty depending on what part of the tide you’re fishing and also how big the tides have been. When it comes to flathead, hopefully by …

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Slow-pitch jigging tips

slow-pitch jigging

The first fish to come aboard with a new piece of jewellery was a good-sized grunter. It was high fives all round and a quick pic before it went straight into the Esky. With the first fish over the side, we all became a little more at ease and figured we might be in for a good day. Fishing these …

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Why is the water colder after northerly wind?

northerly wind

WITH the constant northerly wind we’ve been copping lately and a number of our writers discussing the cooler water offshore as a result of such wind, I’m sure a few people will be wondering why this is the case. So what causes a northerly wind to make the water colder? Most fishos associate southerly wind with cool air temperatures and …

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Summer tactics for Moreton Bay

moreton bay snapper summer

Also abnormal for that season was the number of big, often unstoppable snapper encountered. I believe the abundance of bait and nutrients exiting the river systems, coupled with the significantly reduced fishing pressure (during and straight after the floods), was the primary reason for those fish being there. With that theory in mind, it’s important to pinpoint the areas of …

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