flathead

Noosa River Mouth Fishing Well

There have been some nice flathead present in the Frying Pan at the start of the outgoing tide, prawn pattern soft plastic like the 65mm Fuze Prawn Heads have been doing the job. The back of the sound has seen mangrove jack being caught on the run out tide. Live baits and fresh mullet strips being a real drawcard. Trevally …

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Fresh Water Brings on the Crabs

Fresh mullet has been the bait of choice as the oily flesh lets off a lot of scent in the dirtier water. Quality bream have also been hitting fresh mullet baits around the rocky stretches of river, Woods Bays has seen quality queenfish hitting surface lures like the 44 & 65 mm River2sea Bubble Pops. Mud crabs are making themselves …

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Wind Drops and Anglers Head Offshore

Long tail and mac tuna have been seen feeding in the vicinity of Laguna bay and Sunshine reef, the tell tail sign to look for is dive bombing birds, 30 to 60 gram silver slugs and 4-5” jerk shad style soft plastics have been working a treat. Snapper, sweetlip, tuskies and the ever popular coral trout have all been in …

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Pelagics, Bream, Whiting, Flathead (& More) Around Gold Coast

It has been good to see the local kids catching a few Bream, Flathead and Whiting off the bank next to our shop in the Coomera River. The Houseboat customers have found a few nice fish so far during School Holidays around Tipplers Passage, Dux, The Never Fail Islands, Tiger Mullet Channel, Bedrooms, Jacobs Well, North Arm of the Coomera …

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Monduran Fingerlings Released

Just keep any eye out for those large banana prawns that seem to pop up around either of the moon phases.  Some really nice mud crabs are also just starting to move so dust off the pots and try to catch a fantastic feed for Christmas. Lake Gregpry has been on fire for bass.  Tackle World Bundaberg team member, Shane …

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It’s a (Mangrove) Jack Attack

There has been the odd jew coming from the deeper stretches of the ski run on lures like the 20g Jackson pin tails. Good numbers of flathead on the outgoing tide from around the frying pan and in the woods bays. Gladiator prawns have been doing most of the damage as well as 140mm squidgy wriggler in clear gremlin colour …

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Crabs, Flathead and Mangrove Jack Around Tin Can Bay and Great Sandy Straits

The countdown is on with only two weeks left until Christmas and three weeks until 2016.   The past week has seen catches of bream, whiting and flathead throughout Tin Can Bay and the Great Sandy Straits with the sand flats around Poona and Tinnanbar providing a great option for land based anglers.   Mangrove Jack, grunter, bream and cod …

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Trials and Tribulations from the Flathead Classic

However we needed to find more fish. We checked a few different areas but the water clarity was fairly ordinary. And being the Gold Coast on a Saturday, the boat traffic was thick too. Eventually we found an area where the traffic wasn’t too bad and the water clarity was reasonable. We started trolling with small hard-bodies and it wasn’t long before …

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First Place Winners Gold Coast Flathead Classic 2015 Tips

large female flathead

Using the Lowrance HDS-12 on my boat was a big part of our success. Insight Genesis mapping helped us locate and pinpoint the top and bottom of ledges as well as holes. It also helped us position the boat to either drift the right line or hold and cast to isolated structure. Using the Lowrance’s side imaging to locate bait schools was …

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