flathead

Flathead on the chew

WITH reports of water temperatures rising over the last week, good size Flathead have been taken on lures and small pilchards with hots spots being around sand banks near the mouth, back of the sound and the entrance to the first lake. The new Fish Candy Chasebaits in 3 and 4 inch paddle bait have been dynamite on these quality …

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Flathead fishing planning for the Gold Coast Flathead Classic

Plenty of school size fish up to 70cm are still in the area but the big girls don’t seem to hang there as much as they once did. It is definitely still worth a throw though and you will come across far fewer boats as well. The water depth ranges from 6m in close to about 12m out wide at …

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Catching flathead on the Gold Coast in September

IT’S was nice to see the rain disappear last weekend, Sunday was nice seeing lots of boats on the water and people trying their luck at land based fishing on the Gold Coast. Light winds early in the week also gave the locals a chance to head offshore for a look on the reefs for a feed. Let’s see what’s …

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How to improve your flathead catch rate (tips for Flathead Classic)

I found the in-line singles didn’t pick up the weed as easily as trebles, however it was a little more difficult to shake the weed loose when it was picked up. The front size 1 hook never found its mark in any of the fish, so next trip I will be removing the front hook altogether. On the rear I …

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The mangrove jacks are back!

WITH the rain and storms on the weekend the mangrove jacks have really started to fire up, report of good fish coming from the stretch of water between Lake Cooroibah and Lake Cootharaba. Fish the run out tide with soft plastics such as the Squidgy Wild Prawn or suspending lures like the River2sea live minnows worked close to the fallen …

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Bundaberg fishing report flathead, barra, mangrove jack

A mate and I did a trip up to the dam last Sunday.  For the few hours we were on the water we managed to hook two barra and spook quite a few other larger barra out from the snags they were hiding in.  The lure of choice was the Jackall Squirrel fished with long pauses alongside the timbered snags. …

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Richmond River producing at Ballina

Things are finally starting to settle down after the horrendous weather of June and July and the Richmond River is getting a chance to clean up after yet another flood. Some large tides over the past few weeks have certainly helped speed up the process, which has allowed plenty of fish to make their way back upriver. A sharp drop in …

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Anglers’ guide to fishing with the weather – from a pro

IN this article I will talk about how to effectively go fishing with the weather that good-old Mother Nature throws at us anglers. Being a professional fishing guide for over 20 years and being on the water every day has provided a baptism of fire and a staunch learning curve in trying to work with the elements that can change …

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Gold Coast Fishing in September: flathead, tailor, whiting

FATHER’S Day saw nice weather on the Gold Coast making hitting the water on Sunday a great option, during the week we had 10-15 knots of E/SE wind giving you plenty of spots to try your luck land based or from the boat in the Broadwater or the Pin. A few tailor showed up again this week around the Pin Bar …

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