flathead

Tips for Flathead on Gold Coast (Plus Bream, Tailor & Queenfish)

We have seen good numbers of flathead being caught throughout the Broadwater and Jumpinpin area the past few weeks.  The key is to find were the fish are and more than likely you will land multiple schooling fish within a small area.  Best areas to look are river mouths on the run out tide, junctions in channels and river systems, …

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July Bream, Whiting, Bass, Flathead & Reef Fish Around Bundaberg

LUCKILY enough we had some magic days around the Bundaberg area earlier in the week, and it was great to see that quite a few boats made the most of the calm conditions, catching some quality reef fish and the odd billfish on the grounds out a little wider. Unfortunately the forecast for this weekend does not look too flash with …

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How to Catch Mackerel

THE past month’s fishing has been pretty good and we have captured all sorts of species from cod to mackerel and flathead. I couldn’t ask for a better start to winter. The mackerel we’ve caught have been an assortment of schoolies and spotties. We have hooked them from the top end of Moreton Bay right down to the southern bay …

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Perfect Winter Days for Holiday Makers

WITH the near perfect winter day we have been experiencing over the last week the Noosa River has been a hive of activity with angler and holiday makers making the best of the conditions. Bream are thick throughout the river system and this has provided lots of entertainment for the kids on school holidays. Small pieces of worm, prawn or …

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Catching Flathead in the Great Sandy Strait

Find whatever you are comfortable with and have a good go at using the various lure types. Flathead will eat anything as long as you put it in front of them. Their nature is incredibly aggressive and they love to ambush baitfish. They will sink down into the sand and lay in wait for bait to swim over before lashing out and swallowing it. Flathead certainly are predatory fish but also very tactical in the way they hunt. They …

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Guide to Catching Flathead in Yeppoon

Flathead will sit here with their heads up in the current waiting for baitfish and prawns to come off the flats and banks. It’s not uncommon to see flathead in less than 15cm of water waiting for the last of the bait to nervously swim into the feeder drains. When the current slows and the creeks have fallen into one …

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Catching Sand and Mud Crabs on the Gold Coast

Around the mouth of the Nerang, the underwater rock wall that runs from The Southport School boat shed to the mouth of the canal on the other side of the river is a consistent spot for a feed of bream. With three bridges now running across the river near the Sundale boat ramp, this is another good spot in which to …

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Weather Window got Angler Offshore at Sunshine Coast

HOW things have changed over the last week after that atrocious weather earlier in the month. In the Noosa River, trevally have been in big numbers and seem to be traveling in small schools with dawn and sunset the prime attack times. In Woods Bays surface presentations have been the most exciting and effective ways to target these fish. The …

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Target Tailor, Trevally, Bream On Sunshine Coast this Weekend

Plenty of fresh in the river system! After the big rain event last weekend, the river has dirtied up as fresh water makes its way down from the upper reaches. With the king tides we are getting this will certainly clean things up quickly. Over the next week as the river clears, areas around the river mouth will be the …

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