Fishing Articles

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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Tailor Tactics – Rock and Estuary

it impedes the lure’s action. The braid helps to get your lure down deeper and bumps on the line from weed or a fish are better transferred to the rod without the stretch of mono. Medium to fast-action rods of about 7’ are perfect for this technique. Once I find the fish and hook up, I like to then cut …

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Minnie Water Snapper Action

 If the lure got to the bottom before the boat drifted over the top of it, we’d give it a few bounces before bringing it up to go again. We found that the feeding fish were nowhere near the bottom and all plastics were hit on the drop from the cast. Most of our big fish were caught on plastics, with …

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Smoking hot bass bite

Simply tie up to a tree, drop your bait to the bottom and slowly move it up and down. It won’t be long before you get a bite. Trollers have also done quite well on the yellowbelly in the timber of the Boyne and Stuart arms while towing smaller deep-diving hard-bodies. Make sure you take a tackle retriever with you because you’re …

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Trip from Bribie Island to Yeppoon

After about five minutes I managed to regain most of my line and finally lifted the fish off the bottom, but it was almost as determined to stay near the bottom as I was to get it to the top. It must have been 10 minutes later when we finally saw some colour and I became really excited. About 3m …

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Jew and threadfin in Brisbane River

I’ve heard of people cooking them and the worms disappearing, but I think I would struggle to eat the flesh knowing worms were in there. Snapper have been another decent target in recent months. I went chasing them in mid-August with a mate and ended up hooking a jewie over a metre on the first cast. It was definitely a bit of …

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Gladstone barra and jacks active

WINTER in Gladstone year has been very mild until recently, with temperatures rarely dropping below 12C on the central coast. This has seen the water temperature staying higher over winter and fish such as barra and jacks remaining a common capture. As the temperature begins to rise towards the end of August, these fish will start to bite for longer …

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