Species

Chasing barramundi in the Great Sandy Strait

We find it is best to chase barramundi in the Great Sandy Strait during September and October and again shortly after the closed season (November 1 to February 1). With the warmer water temperature the barra become far more active and aggressive. Water temps around 25C are often best for chasing barra. Anything lower and they tend to be quite …

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Tips for big summer whiting

IF you’re a summer whiting fisho like me, Christmas comes early, with this month as good as it gets. Tips for big summer whiting: No more travelling miles up the Nerang River to find fish because they are on the move downstream to spawn. This means fishing the area between Sundale Bridge and Isle of Capri will get you a …

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Busy week on Gold Coast with school holidays & Flathead Classic & Queens Birthday long weekend

Our Houseboat customers have reported a good mixed bag of species being caught this week from the Broadwater and Jumpinpin area, plenty of kids have been getting amongst the action.  Majority of the Houseboats have been finding some bream, whiting, flathead and a few sand and mud crabs.  Some good spots are the Coomera River, Tipplers Passage, The Neverfail Islands, …

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Quality flathead in Burnett Bundaberg region

ALL in all the weather around the Bundaberg area hasn’t been too bad for the kids on school holidays.  Some excellent reports have come in from both estuary and offshore during this past week. The Burnett River has continued to produce the goods with some top quality flathead and grunter keeping the youngsters amused.  Both soft plastics and fresh baits …

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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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Silvester claims Atomic B.A.S.S. AOY title

Dylan is now the fourth angler to join the Australian team and will head to the US in 2017 to compete on the global stage in the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship. This is set to be the trip of a lifetime and Dylan has the opportunity to pursue his passion and fishing career more intensely after this win. Alan McNamara goes back …

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Wilson Fishing Wreck Reefs expedition

The 20,000-litre fuel tank provides plenty of fuel capacity for the long haul out to Wreck Reefs and back..  As for your freshwater needs, she holds 13,500 litres of fresh water for showers, cooking and hosing off gear and the deck. Upstairs on the bridge, she’s equipped with all the latest electronic equipment such as a 64 nautical mile Furuno …

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Warm spring days bring on the fish

AFTER a mild winter and the days warming, it has made for a stellar start to the spring fishing season. Quality whiting been taken around the sand flats and the sand bags. If using bait ensure you pick up some live or cured worms, alternatively some of the best lures returning a catch have been the affordable 70mm Strada Viral lures …

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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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How to jig for impoundment bass

It can be a lot of fun trying to get the bass away from the structure after starting so close to it. It’s a different style of fishing because you watch the sounder more than you cast. Once you have found the school, it’s a matter of selecting the right gear to tempt the bass into feeding. The impoundment bass …

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