flathead

Flat out with flathead

Flathead

THE last month of winter is upon us. June and July provide excellent fishing around southeast Queensland and August should continue to produce just as well. Flathead Flathead have been the most common capture, with excellent numbers turning up in all of the rivers and creeks around Brisbane. The ocean-fed rivers on the Sunshine and Gold coasts will see big …

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Fantastic flathead fishing

Flathead

WINTER has kicked off with a bang and so has the fishing! Fantastic flathead The cold temperature has certainly brought the winter species on the chew and this month things should be even better. The rainfall we have had this year has discoloured most systems and the dirty water has hung around, so a lot of fish have been congregating …

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New dusky flathead and lobster rules

NSW introduces new dusky flathead and lobster recreational fishing rules – effective 1 August 2022. From 1 August 2022 there are new recreational fishing rules for dusky flathead and lobster in NSW. This follows a comprehensive community consultation process which showed strong community support for the proposed changes. The new changes for recreational fishers (line fishers and spear fishers) are: …

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How to troll for flathead

Hi everyone, can you believe it… June already, wow! Flathead trolling Not that I’m complaining – it is one of my favourite months to fish the Gold Coast estuaries. Flathead trolling Species on offer include squid, flathead, tuskfish, sand whiting, winter whiting, flounder, squire, bream, tarwhine and many more. Flathead trolling This month I’ll focus on some flathead trolling tips. …

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Jigging tips for AJ and kingfish

When it comes to fishing the ‘fight hard and bite even harder’ fish, two species are on the top of the list for many anglers – amberjack and yellowtail kingfish. Jigging tips And we are lucky to have both of these in huge numbers in southeast Queensland! Jigging tips Though there are always good schools of these fish year-round, now …

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Winter flathead fishing tips

It’s winter again! Cold mornings, calm days and lots of fish should be on the cards this month. Flathead fishing tips The floods that hit southeast Queensland earlier this year gave the rivers and creeks a good flush out. This has left them looking very good leading up to winter. Plenty of flathead have been eating lures, especially around the …

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Fine-tuning your flats fishing

Now if you’re getting a little more serious about fishing over the Christmas period, I enjoy a lot of flats fishing for flathead, trevally, bream and the occasional squire. Take into account the water temperature – it’s heating up fast, so as Christmas rolls around that water will become quite warm and this changes the way fish behave, particularly on …

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Top 10 tips for rigging and fishing weedless soft plastics

rigging weedless plastics

With impoundments firing for barramundi and bass, mangrove jack on the chew and other heavy structure dwellers waking up from the winter chill, I thought it would be a good time to share a few tips for rigging and fishing with weedless rigged soft plastics. rigging weedless plastics Weedless rigging allows you to present your plastic over, through and into …

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Tips for land-based flathead

land-based flathead

Nothing beats catching quality fish while having your feet planted firmly in saltwater and sand. Sometimes, when I can’t be bothered loading the kayak or hitching the boat up, I head down to the water’s edge and flick a plastic around, it’s an excellent way to round out a weekend afternoon or break up the weekday grind. land-based flathead My …

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Fishing for snag dwellers

The weather is warming up and our favourite snag dwellers are starting to stir, shake off the colder winter months and smash up the local herring and poddy mullet population. The ability to entice a bite from snag dwellers, such as flathead, bass, barramundi – impoundment for those chasing them during the closed season – and mangrove jack, often hinges …

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