Mangrove Jack

Warmer weather means the fish are chewing!

Though if you want to have some fun have a go chasing the whiting on surface lures, with the 65mm Fish Candy Skinny Dog producing the better numbers and the odd elbow slapper. Though the water is warm the trevally schools have be present throughout the Tewantin Ski Run and Woods Bays. Using surface lures early morning like the River2Sea …

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Mangrove Jack the Flavour of the Month at Tin Can Bay

Despite the storms last weekend was a cracker for the majority of the time which saw plenty of people taking advantage and hitting the water. Yet again it was mangrove jack that was the flavour of the month with several reports of good fish being caught with the best going 60cm caught by one very happy Rainbow Beach local. Whiting, …

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Persistence Pays Off in Bundaberg Estuaries

As the tide slowly began to drop, these somewhat safe shallows started draining, forcing the smaller fish and bait into dangerous territory, and we attempted to imitate the nervous bait using soft plastic and hard-bodied lures. A hot fishing session earlier in the year resulted from casting around this draining ledge, so I was itching for another hot barramundi bite this …

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Hot & Humid at Tin Can Bay

The past week has seen yet again some nice mangrove Jack being caught along with some monster flathead. With high tides early morning and late afternoon this weekend will be a great time to head up the upper reaches of creeks such as Carlo, Teebar and Kauri in search of a few Red Devils with Grunter and Threadies also on …

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End of October Tin Can Bay Fishing Report

Don’t forget that come midday on Sunday the closed season for Barramundi will commence running through until midday on the 1st of February. If you do manage to land a Barra during this time make sure you grab a quick photo and send the fish on it’s way as soon as possible to ensure they live to see another day. …

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River and Dam Fishing around Bundaberg

On the fishing side of things, the Burnett is still alive with fish.  There have been good reports of three-tooth jew up to 50cm, big flathead, blue salmon and mangrove jack, and fingermark have also showed up during the week. For the guys keen to catch a few bass, Lake Gregory is fishing really well.  Most sessions have started with …

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What’s Biting Around Coomera

Mud Crabs are still a bit hit and miss but the good news is we are seeing numbers of Sand Crabs being caught. Place your pots on the edges of most of the main channels in the Broadwater and Jumpinpin and I’m sure you will find a feed. At the time of writing my report the forecast looks great with …

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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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Tips for late-season jew and threadfin

May is often regarded as the end of the prawn run in the southeast Queensland rivers, but it can go for a couple more months depending on the season. For example, I was still getting big numbers of prawns in July and early August last year. Jew and threadfin The huge numbers of jew and threadfin salmon that have been hanging …

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