Moreton Bay

Tackling Moreton Bay in spring

SPRING is an awesome time of the year to be out and about targeting a few Moreton Bay thugs. Mackerel, cobia, longtail tuna are just a few that will be showing up over the next few months in our local waters. You don’t have to own a boat to get in on the action – but it helps having a …

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Cracking catches from the bay

THE past few months have provided a bit of a smorgasbord when it comes to species being caught in the Moreton Bay region. Morgan, Austin and Wilson scored another awesome catch while fishing off Nudgee Beach with mum and dad. Taking home a cracker feed of winter whiting, this was a great effort and I can only imagine the smiles …

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Brisbane snapper trolling and tuna searching

THERE are lots of places to troll for snapper and your best bet is to start looking at maps with contours lines, Beacon to Beacon charts and even your sounder if it has a detailed Navionics card. To give you a few ideas of good places to start trolling for snapper, I would look at Peel Island, Mud Island, Green …

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Fishing flathead fun

HOPEFULLY things are starting to get a little back to normal, or as everyone else likes to say ‘a new kind of normal’, after COVID-19.  Species that have been in supply include school mackerel which have been in reasonable numbers, and plenty of squire (pre-closure) as well as our usual flathead, with a few trevally mixed in. So, as well as …

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Winter flathead tips


A FAVOURITE target species for many anglers, including myself, is the humble flathead. They love eating lures, fight well on light gear, are readily available, make great table fish for those wanting to keep a couple for a feed, and everyone is in the running to catch a trophy fish, whether fishing land based or from watercraft. Winter is a …

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Two months fishing Moreton Bay

months fishing Moreton

HERE’S a rundown of my two months fishing Moreton Bay, mainly targeting pelagics and whiting (I did very little reef fishing), with most of the departures from Whyte Island and Manly. The end of December was the beginning of our two months fishing Moreton Bay and the lead-up to the new year got off to a good start, with plenty …

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The fresh flush has set up fishing for autumn

Fresh flush fishing autumn

WELL I was talking about rain and pretty much every creek and river from Hervey Bay to the NSW border was running after the fresh flush in March. It’s great news because the fresh flush was much needed to improve fishing, and the majority of dams have seen good increases or are overflowing. In the short term, fishing options will …

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Reconsider non-essential travel to the bay islands

Southern Moreton Bay islands

The Redland City Local Disaster Management Group  and Redland City Council are encouraging people to reconsider their need for non-essential travel to the Redlands Coast islands. This includes North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah), Coochiemudlo Island (Goochie mudlo), and the four Southern Moreton Bay islands of Russell (Canaipa), Lamb (Ngudooroo), Macleay (Jencoomercha) and Karragarra. The request comes as Chair of the Redland …

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Push for Wellington Point artificial reef

Push for new artificial reef at Wellington Point

A REDLANDS Coast political team is pushing for additional artificial reefs including an inshore reef off Wellington Point. Member for Oodgeroo Dr Mark Robinson and LNP candidate for Redlands Henry Pike are determined to see more reefs delivered, starting with the Point. “I will keep fighting for an inshore reef off Wellington Point and aim to deliver it should the …

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Monster Moreton Bay flathead


THIS month has been a bit of a mixed bag, with some days quite productive and others simply hard work. The better fishing has occurred on the lead-up to the full and new moons in the shallows. One thing I have noticed is even with the right tides, the fish have been rather finicky. All the little things such as …

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