Jewfish

Perfect Winter Days for Holiday Makers

WITH the near perfect winter day we have been experiencing over the last week the Noosa River has been a hive of activity with angler and holiday makers making the best of the conditions. Bream are thick throughout the river system and this has provided lots of entertainment for the kids on school holidays. Small pieces of worm, prawn or …

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Cape York Fishing Options

So in many areas drains, gutters, small creeks, small waterfalls and cascades should all continue to fish well into July, barring any cold snaps. These sorts of features can be hugely exciting and productive to work with soft plastics, hard-bodied lures and of course the ever-popular live baits of fish and prawns. Never discount fishing at night too, using a …

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Weather Window got Angler Offshore at Sunshine Coast

HOW things have changed over the last week after that atrocious weather earlier in the month. In the Noosa River, trevally have been in big numbers and seem to be traveling in small schools with dawn and sunset the prime attack times. In Woods Bays surface presentations have been the most exciting and effective ways to target these fish. The …

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Great Catches of Mud Crabs on Gold Coast

IT seems to be either drought or torrential rain on the Gold Coast, last weekend we saw the heavens open up with rain and wind dominating the forecast. There are some benefits to so much rain, it gets the mud crabs on the move, gives the rivers a good flush and pushes the bait into the main systems. From Sunday …

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Fishing Options in June on Gold Coast

It’s great to be back after a good break, I defiantly made the most of the nice weather we’ve had the past couple of weeks. It looks like we are in for some wind and much needed rain on the Gold Coast from Friday until mid-next week. As we make the transition into winter the offshore bottom fishing has started …

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Good Numbers of Tailor in Noosa River

There have been some great tailor coming into the Noosa River and one of the best ways to target them is on  surface lures, early morning and late afternoon has been the prime time. Don’t forget to upsize that leader material as tailor are notorious for bite offs. Lightly weighted pillies have also been effective baits. Golden, diamond, big eye …

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Tailor, Whiting, Jewfish, Mackerel and Snapper at Noosa

WHAT a weekend! Last weekend would have to have been one of the best we have seen this year for anglers. Starting with the Noosa River; quality tailor have been in good number in the lower stretches of the river. Big live baits at night have been the most consistent option to target the larger fish. Surface lures have also …

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Perfect Weather for Offshore Anglers

Larger bream numbers are on the increase. Lightly weighted flesh baits like fresh mullet being the best approach. Trevally numbers are also increasing with Golden, Giant and Tea Leaf Trevally all feeding around the low light periods. Woods Bays, Munna Point and the back of Noosa Sound have been the most active areas. Surface lures and small plastics like the …

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What Fish to Target In April: What’s on the Chew

Jacks also respond to a wide variety of lures and techniques. Casting surface poppers tight and parallel to structure works well, as does casting soft plastics and hard-bodied minnows tight to structure. Trolling hard-bodied minnows along the rock walls and broken reef areas of the rivers also entices plenty of jacks and allows you to cover a lot of quality ground. When …

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How to Catch Mulloway

I don’t know why, but I have thrown all different types of hard-bodies and those without rattles seem to work more often. What bait and where to get it? You can’t beat yellowtail yakka and beach worm baits for jewfish. Other baits you can use include mullet, tailor and herring. The big jewfish in the photos were caught on live yakkas and …

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