Gold Coast

Things shaken and stirred on Gold Coast

shaken and stirred

WHEN it rains, it pours. And pour it did, with some parts of the Gold Coast shaken and stirred, copping 500mm or more. You can’t deny we needed it though, and boy was it good to hear rain on the roof. With all the creeks and estuaries in flood, the systems are receiving a well-overdue flush. The wet can really change things on …

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March always a good month to fish the Gold Coast

march always good fish

G’DAY everyone, I am very excited about the fishing prospects in this early part of the year. I would like to explain why March is always a good month for fishing. To begin, there isn’t an angler I know that did not complain or find the last six months of 2019 and beginning of 2020 quite challenging when it came to …

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Using vibration lures in estuaries

using vibration lures

G’DAY everyone, as we discussed last month, the fishing was fantastic and it still is thanks to the record rainfall in February. In this month’s article I will pass on some tips for using vibration lures. They are both easy to use and of course highly effective. Three main styles of vibe lures include hollow plastic models with a rattling …

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Wading the Broadwater flats for wily whiting

broadwater flats whiting

HI everyone, at the time of writing our local rivers had begun to clear after the recent heavy rain events. The bulk of the fish are in the lower to middle estuary reaches, taking advantage of the feeding opportunity created by the floods flushing baitfish and prawns downstream. This is giving us fun sessions on charters, with a wide variety …

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Gold Coast snapper and whiting biting

gold coast snapper and whiting

I am not sure where they are feeding on the run-in tide but I’m still looking. Another thing that has been noticeable this season is the week between the new and full moons has fished as well, if not better, than the weekend around the full and new moons. While Gold Coast whiting will eat a variety of baits as …

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Fish the Deep charters back in action

With yellow rain jackets donned by all, guests were rewarded with splendid samson fish and amberjack that were released. Maori cod and moses perch were added to the dinner menu. Gold FM asked Fish the Deep if we would we take some of their radio personalities out for a competition of ‘which announcer could catch the biggest fish’. With all …

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Fishing the Gold Coast for elusive jewfish

Jewfish are suckers for live baits and large flesh baits. When fishing inshore, live yellowtail scad, poddy mullet, big herring and even live whiting (legal of course) are ideal baits. A good tip is to duck outside to the close bait reefs and load up on yakkas before fishing the seaway entrance. Using the larger baits helps keep the pickers …

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Gold Coast fishing firing up

gold coast fishing

My lure of choice is a soft plastic. I prefer the 3” Fish Arrow Flash J Split with a 1/16oz TT Head Hunter jig head. I twitch this lure through the schools until I get a strike. A tell-tale sign that the fish you’re casting at are in fact tarpon rather than mullet is when after a rise, a distinctive …

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Fishing the transition period on the Gold Coast

Over the next month or so, as the transition period continues, you really have to hedge your bets as to what to target and maybe even change plans once you are out on the water because you can connect to anything from a snapper to a marlin, all on the same spot. The highlight over the past month was feeding …

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Busy week on Gold Coast with school holidays & Flathead Classic & Queens Birthday long weekend

Our Houseboat customers have reported a good mixed bag of species being caught this week from the Broadwater and Jumpinpin area, plenty of kids have been getting amongst the action.  Majority of the Houseboats have been finding some bream, whiting, flathead and a few sand and mud crabs.  Some good spots are the Coomera River, Tipplers Passage, The Neverfail Islands, …

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