TODD EVELEIGH

TODD EVELEIGH
Operating out of Lucinda, north Queensland, Todd Eveleigh owned and operated Crackajack Sportfishing Adventures. Now, Todd is on the road with his family, caravanning around Australia and enjoying all the greatest hits in our wide brown land.

Floods freshen up Hinchinbrook fishing

floods hinchinbrook good fishing

I am very excited about the fishing to come due to the good flood. Awesome times are ahead. Now just a little political thing.I hate getting into politics but this is probably going to be our best chance to take some action due to the Fisheries Reform as part of the Queensland Sustainable Fisheries Strategy 2017-2027. We need to see …

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Going ga-ga for giant trevally

After sounding all over new country for no result we were both quite tired and decided to anchor behind a coral cay for the night. As we were looking for an ideal anchorage we came across good bommies in about 30m of water where we caught a variety of sweetlip that gave us a bit of fun for an hour …

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GTs and JPs all part of the Hinchinbrook way

gts

The next day we took Billy’s boat for a run and it was nice to be in the passenger seat for once. We ran out to the outer reefs looking for dogtooth tuna but unfortunately it was too rough to get past the outer reefs. Instead we had to stay in the shelter of the coral cays for a day …

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Big GTs on topwater lures and micro jigs

Surface fishing is so visual, with massive explosive strikes and the ability to see fish chasing after your lure, swiping at it, following it all the way back to the boat and sometimes smashing it just as you’re about to lift the lure out of the water. Micro jigging is so much fun too, with the fish hitting the jigs …

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Hosting Creek to Coast for epic nannygai action

nannygai coral trout hinchinbrook creek to coast

It wasn’t a bad run to the islands, but as we pushed out past them we became really exposed to the swell, so we just took our time and anchored up on the first rock. Almost as soon as the bait hit the bottom, the boys were on, with a couple of solid fish of about 3kg coming over the …

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Fishing creeks and rivers around Hinchinbrook Island

hinchinbrook creeks

I’ve also been exploring the upper Herbert River as a location from which to run a future charter where we will spend two days casting lures for sooty grunter, barramundi, mangrove jack and jungle perch. The plan is to put the boats in upriver, drift fish down to a little cabin on the banks of the river and pull up, …

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Off-road canopy for HiLux

off-road canopy for hilux

We got a tent that clicks onto the awning and then we took it to a trimmer to have it modified to seal around the opening of the door. This gives us a nice tent section on that side of the vehicle that opens up into the back of the canopy. This is where the kids sleep and it’s an …

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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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Techniques for How to Catch Fingermark in Queensland

As the squid come in towards the light you can use the squid net to scoop them up quickly.  The dimmer switch comes into play if the squid are staying out of reach of the net.  Once you have attracted the squid to the light, slowly dim the light and the squid will come closer until you can reach them. …

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Hot Hinchinbrook action

fishing Hinchinbrook

A number of times I have been in the middle of a great jack bite when a boat has gone past and rolled wash onto the banks and the fish have instantly gone off the bite. I hope Santa Claus is good to you and your stocking is filled with fishing lures and apparel instead of socks and un-dies.  Raylene …

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