Water temp and action heat up on Capricorn Coast

September Capricorn

Well, we weathered the storm and have come out the other side – winter is now officially behind us. Pack away the Ugg boots and tracksuit pants and watch the water temperature start to rise. September is a great time to get back into those prime estuary species. September Capricorn Metabolic rates will be on the increase and tropical species …

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Camping and cooking on the Cape

WHAT a fantastic time of year on the Cape! The mid-dry season – or ‘winter’ – here is magical, with mild weather and perhaps an occasional cooler night inland. So far, the ubiquitous southeast trade wind has been relatively light. At the time of writing, we hadn’t had enough ‘winter’ to really slow the barramundi bite down, and with August …

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Birthday outings and outdoor passions

AROUND this time of year a few of my regular fishing and hunting companions have their birthdays, which always calls for a day in the pursuit of our regular outdoor activities. First on the calendar is Kevin Clark, with whom I’ve shared many of my most memorable moments on the water over the past thirty or so years. birthday fishing …

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August options on Capricorn Coast

HOW time flies – it seems only yesterday we were dusting off the winter woollies and now it’s almost time to pack them away again. I believe we have been very lucky – we have received only a couple of fairly cold snaps but apart from that Jack Frost has been all but absent. This means we are probably in …

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Bundaberg region – weekly fishing report

yellowtail kingfish

BUNDABERG INSHORE For the boats that want to get out over the weekend, the reefs in close aren’t looking too bad. Good size grunter have been reported using large fresh prawns. If you don’t mind a good feed of whiting, north of the Leeds and near the lighthouse spoil grounds is where most schools hold. Using beach worms, cut up …

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Winter kicks off on Sunny Coast

WITH the cooler waters the mackerel and tuna are almost gone, so methods will have to change, as these are no longer easy to find. This is the time where the main target species becomes the hard-hitting, head-thumping snapper. These fish certainly know how to fight, especially when they hit the 80cm mark, which ideally should be returned after a …

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Mid-winter action in CQ

THE tracky dacks and ugg boots have well and truly come out of retirement. We have had a few patches of proper cold weather but apart from that winter has been quite reasonable. But some mornings it is hard to get out of bed to go for a fish. So I think getting a few mates on board helps to …

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2021 Monduran Barra Classic

Monduran Anglers and Stocking Association held their inaugural Humminbird Lake Monduran Barra Classic on the 26th, 27th & 28th March 2021. Anglers travelled from all over the state and inter-state to compete for the $9200 in cash and prizes. The event was held in perfect weather conditions where the anglers competed in teams of two and had to catch a …

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Trailer boats on show at SCIBS

Jeanneau 795 s2

The 2021 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show – held from May 20 to 23 on the Gold Coast – will feature a stellar showcase of trailerable boats, as well as the industry’s latest gear and gadgets, in what is shaping up to be one of the biggest editions in the event’s prestigious 32-year history. With three areas dedicated to the …

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Rainbow Beach red emperor trip

CLUB member John Hooker has finally moved to Rainbow Beach to enjoy his retirement and has asked Commodore Rob out on a number of trips that have all been ill-fated to say the least. Motor issues and the weather were the main players in the non-events, but this time with a great weather window and everything serviced on the catamaran, …

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