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Paula with a nice  athead caught on Samaki soft vibe, her  rst  sh on a lure.
Gold Coast Seaway to Sundale Bridge.
Once this happens, fish deeper areas for
You can also add a soft glow bead above the hook.
Though we can worry about this when it hap- pens, right now there has been a prolonged lack of rain.
MNixed species on offer
OVEMBER is the final month of spring and a
Broadwater Guide
good time to target a range of species in our local estuaries on the Gold Coast.
better results. Mangrove jack are
This rig is simple but will give you the best chance of getting a bite.
Flathead are still avail- able, before they com- mence spawning over summer, while sand whiting can be caught at night in the Nerang River and over yabby banks during the day.
set to become more ac- tive this month too, as well as various types of trevally.
Then it is all up to you.
Both these fish will readily rise in the shal- lows to grab surface lures such as MMD Splash Prawns, if you wanted to try this excit- ing form of fishing.
While the rain will temporarily interrupt fishing plans, it is an absolutegodsendforthe rivers that need a reju- venating flush.
However, in busy wa- terways it pays to get out there early prior to the water traffic shut- ting the fish down.
In terms of gear, use a snapper type rod and reel spooled with 50lb Platypus Platinum monofilament line, with a sinker big enough to hold on the bottom.
If or when this hap- pens, it may make tar- geting jack tricky, but the downstream reaches will still be productive locations.
If you haven’t previ- ously caught a jack, the best way currently is with a whole mullet fil- let on a single Mustad Hoodlum hook cast at the base of a bridge py- lon or rock wall.
La Niña has official- ly been declared this summer, which means floods are likely.
As an estuary charter guide, I’ve noticed how clear the water gradu- ally becomes over the months, and I’m always on the lookout for dirtier and deeper water to fish.
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Gold Coast Seaway to Ephraim Island.
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One of my favourite fish to chase are the humble winter or diver whiting.
These plucky little lure munchers are pre- sent in big schools all year around the Gold Coast and the Gold Coast Broadwater.
These fish generally grow no bigger than 30cm, have no size limit and a bag and possession limit in Queensland of 50 per person, though I believe it’s totally unnec- essary to keep that many.
Carefully scaled and filleted they make a de- licious feed battered and fried, and complement a catch of flathead, squid and flounder nicely.
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