Moreton Bay

Monster Moreton Bay flathead

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THIS month has been a bit of a mixed bag, with some days quite productive and others simply hard work. The better fishing has occurred on the lead-up to the full and new moons in the shallows. One thing I have noticed is even with the right tides, the fish have been rather finicky. All the little things such as …

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Good month of charters in Moreton Bay

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WITH the weather behaving itself this past month, we’ve been lucky enough to hit the water and get a few charters in Moreton Bay. The main species around at the moment is still flathead, which has been fantastic. They are in good size and numbers. Squire/snapper are about too and for some fun on light gear trevally have been poking …

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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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Prime time to target jewfish in Moreton Bay

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Tackle I often see people going to target jewfish with tackle I feel is too light. The argument of having fun is fine but getting the fish in faster is better for both the angler and fish. Baitcast and spin tackle with a rating over 6kg spooled with 20-40lb braid with 20-50lb leader is my preference because it gets the …

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Southern Moreton Bay improving

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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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Fish to target when Moreton Bay clears up

So what can we expect after these floods? Well I feel it could be late April or the start of May before it really cleans up, so with a bit of luck the water will be clear for the start of our flathead, bream and winter snapper seasons. We might even see the start of the winter whiting season. The …

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Summer tactics for Moreton Bay

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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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