Sean Conlon

Crazy captures in southern Moreton Bay

crazy fishing southern moreton bay

WELL I’m finally on the water again after another few months off with my dodgy back. It’s great to be back. You don’t realise how much you appreciate going out on the water several times a week until it’s taken away from you and you’re pretty much going crazy stuck in bed watching telly. First day back I was lucky …

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Barra fishing expedition to Awoonga Dam

awoonga dam barra

NOW Wazza is doing a lot more of the Moreton Bay Charters work, I have a bit more free time, so I decided to sneak up to Lake Awoonga and try my hand at barra fishing. It was something of a last-minute trip because we were planning on heading up the inside of Fraser Island to do a bit of …

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Extra guide means more options for Moreton Bay Fishing Charters

THE fishing has been pretty good over the past month and should continue to be so. Fortunately the good weather has outshone the bad. Some snot weed is around, which is pretty normal for this time of year but nothing that can’t be dealt with. We’ve had both boats running charters this month, so we’ve been able to cover a …

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Lowrance Hook2 9 sounder review

lowrance hook2 9

I RECENTLY fitted a Lowrance Hook2 9 GPS/sounder to my boat and have subsequently tested the product. This sounder features an inbuilt GPS with map as well as sonar with CHIRP, StructureScan and DownScan all in one as a standard unit. The unit only runs one transducer, which simplifies installation. Straight out of the box it came with everything needed …

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Flathead, bream and squire getting about bay islands

squire bay islands

While I was only able to run one charter this week due to the inclement weather, we managed to put together a quality fish tally comprising flathead, bream and squire, mostly caught around the southern Moreton Bay islands. Flathead We found our flathead south of Coochiemudlo Island, throughout the bay islands and heading towards the Logan River mouth. Soft plastics …

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SeaTrail delivers terrific boat trailers

seatrail boat trailers brisbane

Something I noticed about these trailers is they are constructed with quite a thick-gauge C-channel of about 6mm (though don’t quote me on that). Overall the trailer is heavier than a standard box-section trailer, which I’ve found has made it ride particularly well when towing my 6m boat at speed. This has definitely opened up longer trips than I probably …

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Conlon cuts teeth on Copeton cod

copeton cod

This type of information can make the difference between catching and not catching fish. A very important bit of information Josh gave us was to ensure that in the peak bite time from 6.30-8am we were actually fishing, not driving around looking for where to fish. So armed with newfound knowledge and a Wilson Venom 6kg baitcaster rigged with a …

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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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