Mangrove Jack

Catching and Tagging Mangrove Jack

AS you may already know, I absolutely love chasing jacks, and fortunately I know how to catch mangrove jack thanks to many years of persistence. I recently shot out to chase a jack with good mate Ryan and my dad. After launching my Sea Jay Creek Masta we headed upstream in a local creek. On the first cast dad hooked a little …

Read More »

Big Tuna Schools in Laguna Bay

WHITING have still been in good numbers and have been the perfect target for the kids, with the dog beach Gympie terrace and the Frying Pan fishing well on the incoming tide. Live worms, yabbies and pealed prawns have been the baits of choice. Bream have been in good numbers in Woods Bay on prawns, pillies and strips of bonito. Small …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Cooler Weather brings on Noosa River Fishing

Woods Bays and the back of the Noosa Sound has been fishing well during the low light hours of the morning and afternoon with anglers landing some nice sized trevally, tailor and the odd mangrove jack is also in the mix. Lures have been the key to success with anglers using gladiator prawns, Cultiva Savoy Shads and the ever popular …

Read More »

10 Tips for Fishing the Tweed River and Terranora Creek

4. Fish along the wall on the slack of the tide for luderick, bream, jacks and jew. It is deep water so don’t be scared to use big baits. 5. Right along the wall near the hospital you’ll find bream, flathead, jew and jacks. The wall is fairly easily traversed, so if fishing with kids it is pretty safe. Fish the slack of …

Read More »

Mangrove Jack, Mackerel, Flathead around Bundaberg

All in all it hasn’t been a bad week weather-wise around Bundaberg, and the weekend’s forecast is looking good to get out and wet a line. Sunday should be okay for anyone thinking of fishing the close inshore reefs along our coastline. Please check your local forecast before you head out though, as things can change. A few really nice …

Read More »

Prime Fishing Conditions over the Last Couple of Weeks

Offshore angler over the last couple of week have been in heaven, whether it be fishing the bottom for reefies or surface for pelagics, angler have cleaned up! Fishing for reef species on sunshine reef has seen sweetlip, squire and coral trout all in good numbers. The tax man in the grey suit “Sharks” are still thick and seem to …

Read More »

Big Swells Make Offshore Fishing a Challenge

Fishing live baits around jetties, bridges and heavy structure has been successful. Also 4” paddle tail soft plastics have been accounting for a few of the bigger fish. Solid queenfish are still rounding up bait schools in Woods Bays and around the river mouth. Surface popper have been the go with  the new  River2Sea Baby Bells really doing the job, …

Read More »

Conditions Have Been Tough for the Offshore Brigade

With conditions offshore not that favourable for anglers, those that have ventured across the bar have stayed relatively close as there has been only very short, limited weather windows. Grassy sweetlip trout and squire have come from the closer reefs with a few mackerel and tuna on the closer reefs in the bay. In the Noosa River, flathead have again …

Read More »

Trevally, Jewfish, Mud Crabs and Whiting around Gold Coast in February

Quality whiting have been active this week with customers finding a nice feed.  Some good spots are the North Arm of the Coomera River, Crab Island, Wave Break Island, Marine Stadium, Jacobs Well, Bedrooms, Tiger Mullet Channel, Canaipa Passage, North Bedrooms and the Logan River.  Yabbies and Worms are great bait.  I recommend using a small size 6 baitholder hook, …

Read More »