mackerel

Mackerel, tailor, trevally, queenfish around Bundaberg

LOOKING at the latest forecast, things around the Bundaberg area may come good for some offshore fishing, so fingers crossed. Also, keep an eye on the latest forecast before heading out, as the predicted northerlies can be unpredictable. The mouths of most of the rivers have been fishing well with some school mackerel, tailor and a mix of trevally and …

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Extended trip to Swain Reefs

Some of the fishing from the deck of the Capricorn Star was very good. Everyone was fishing braid, and with an experienced crew tangles were at a minimum. On a number of occasions the quality of fish was much better than I had expected, and it was surprising how quickly a good catch could be put together. Ivan Mapp landed …

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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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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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Micro Jigging Tips and Techniques

This works extremely well when the fish are competing for food. By chopping and changing these techniques to see what is working on the day you can tune in to the bite and almost anticipate when the fish are going to eat the lure. It is important to have good-quality electronics on your boat to ensure you are jigging where you …

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Plenty of Trevally in the Noosa River

The Noosa River over the last week has been the place to be if you love chasing trevally, good sized giant trevally have been coming from around the Coast Guard boats near Munna Point as well as Inner Woods Bay. Surface presentations have been the way to go with smaller surface walkers like the River2sea Scum Dogs and Surface poppers …

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Landing the Elusive Reef Jack

I landed a couple and had several wipe-outs when I hooked what I initially thought was just another small kingfish. But then I looked over the side and saw something orange coming up. Perplexed, I gave the handle a few more turns and saw a mangrove jack of 4-5kg nearing the surface. In that split second when I recognised what the fish …

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