Brian Webb

Fishing Moreton Bay in winter

With the cooler months upon us, it’s time to dust off the beanies and jumpers because Moreton Bay can get quite cold early in the morning and evening. Fishing Moreton Bay in winter Fish species go through some changes in the bay during winter, with snapper stocks increasing and larger fish up for grabs. Fishing Moreton Bay in winter Offshore …

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Transition time for Moreton Bay

With winter knocking on the door, Moreton Bay goes through a few minor changes. Transition Moreton Bay Spotted mackerel have left on their migration north and the majority of longtail tuna have departed, leaving only the resident population, however there are still plenty of doggy mackerel around as well as a few schools of mack tuna. Transition Moreton Bay Snapper …

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Moreton Bay threadies and jew

Moreton Bay threadies

I hope everyone got through the floods okay. There’s still some debris coming down the river, so it pays to keep an eye out for it, particularly at night. Moreton Bay threadies Fishing has slowed due to the colour of the water, making it a little harder to find fish. Threadfin salmon have occupied the river for quite a while. …

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Moreton Bay round-up

Moreton Bay round-up

Hasn’t the year flown by already… here we are in March and winter is just around the corner. Moreton Bay round-up Pelagic action has dominated the catches coming from the bay, with plenty of doggy mackerel being caught around the beacons – mainly from the M8 north and the Measured Mile across to Moreton Island Sandhills. As usual, birds have …

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Unlocking Moreton Bay

Unlocking Moreton Bay

At times Moreton Bay can be one of the hardest places to fish due to its size, but once you learn some of its secrets it can be rewarding to those who put in the effort. Unlocking Moreton Bay  It is constantly under pressure due to the numbers fishing it. Unlocking Moreton Bay  Northeasterly and southeasterly wind constantly batter the …

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Moreton Bay tuskies and sweetlip

Moreton Bay tuskies

Two of the best tasting fish you can catch in Moreton Bay are tuskfish and sweetlip. Three species of tuskies inhabit the bay – venus, purple and blackspot – and two species of sweetlip – grass and spangled. Moreton Bay tuskies Grass sweetlip have a minimum of 30cm and possession of 10, spangled have a minimum of 45cm and possession …

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Hot summer action in Moreton Bay

summer Moreton Bay

With the temperature heating up, large schools of whitebait and hardihead start moving into the bay. Pelagics chasing baitfish follow, longtail and spotted tuna will appear towards the end of December, while doggy mackerel quantities will increase too. summer Moreton Bay Other species such as sweetlip and tuskfish turn up on hot humid days particularly, while some of the beacons …

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Winter breaming in the Bay

WINTER in the bay means three things, snapper stocks increase, tailor turn up in reasonable numbers, and the humble bream are easier to find due to it being their spawning season, and they school up around most creek or river mouths. Some of the better areas to target bream are the river and creeks on the northside, and areas like …

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Tips for snapper in Moreton Bay

WITH winter upon us, it’s time dust the gear off and head out into Moreton Bay, as now’s the time to get serious about targeting snapper. Snapper generally feed while on the move – bottom feeding on octopus and small crustaceans – and will also feed mid-water for squid and baitfish. Moreton snapper tips As offshore fish enter the bay, …

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March madness in the Bay

WELL, the spotted mackerel have shown up in reasonable numbers and have been found mainly in the paddock, with bird activity showing the way, especially from the sandhills across to the measured mile. While doggy mackerel are around in good numbers and a fair few were trolling up using paravanes in the Rous Channel and near the Amity Banks drop-offs, …

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