Kingfish

Guide to fishing the 37 fathoms and South Passage Bar update

37 fathoms fishing south passage bar update

WELL it’s that time of year again where it is the holiday edition and rather than reflect on the year that was, let’s be more proactive because a lot of frustrated fishers will be out there looking to wet a line after the big run of northerly wind we have had.  When looking to fish the bottom for reef fish …

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Chasing kingfish from a kayak

These little squid hold in deep water (10-11m) and don’t really go for larger squid jigs, so I normally run a 2”, 1.5” or even micro squid jig with a tiny crimp-on sinker to get the squid jig down to the right depth. The best part about this location is there’s plenty of shelter and places to fish for other …

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Windarra Banks Fishing Well

Some good pearl perch were caught on the new moon in May, so definitely give them a go on the same moon in June if the weather allows. Pearlies really are one of the delicacies of the reef. The 50-fathom line is also holding a lot of squire but they are so small it’s not worth the effort and half of them …

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How Far Tagged Kingfish Travel

Interestingly, the second-furthest recorded swim north by a tagged South Australian kingfish was also originally captured aboard Like a Boss – AGFC president Paul Williams released it at Port Augusta on October 21, 2013 and it was recaptured and re-released about 387 days later off Coffs Harbour, NSW. As a club, we have tagged several hundred kingfish in the past …

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Bream, Flathead, Kingfish, Tailor, Cobia, Cod & Crab around Coomera

Customers have been finding some good early season bream around Short Island, Tiger Mullet Channel, Logan River, Jacobs Well, Tipplers Passage, The Coomera River, Paradise Point and the Gold Coast Seaway. Mullet fillet, white pilchards, fisho’s and yabbies are great bait. Reports of a few tailor and trevally showing this week throughout the system, we have plenty of herring schools …

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Entertaining Fishing Trips Offshore

HELAINE Wilesmith took the reins at the monthly meeting while Rob Schomberg was off gallivanting around the world. The pain for Rob was further multiplied when H’s plastic rod took off. She struggled to get it out of the rod holder and it didn’t take long to realise it was well and truly a decent fish. It took off on several …

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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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