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This nice coral trout made it past the sharks – others were not Double hook-ups of golden trevally on plastics worked with long
so lucky.
The author’s personal best bludger trevally.
sistent sessions.
A lot of bigger flat-
ually warming and jack thriving more and more everyday, we are seeing our pontoons, bridges and retaining walls becoming key holding points for jack.
pauses were common.
Summer species show up early
In Fishing trips to Hervey Bay
plague proportions. With COVID-19 and our first year without the Gold Coast Flat- head Classic since 1993, we are still seeing a good amount of bet- ter size flathead due to reduced pressure, and this year most anglers are having more con-
T’S already No- vember and it seems summer is
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here in full swing, with warmer water species taking centre stage in southeast Queensland.
within range of the lure. For our jack fishing, it seems fishing rock walls early on with a mixture of plastics and hard-bodies has been
Mangrove jack have been terrorising our ca- nal and natural struc- ture systems, while offshore we are now seeing mahi mahi and yellowfin tuna and they are showing up in
the way to go.
But with water contin-
A surprise pennant trevally caught  shing a jerk shad soft plastic.
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Although spin gear can do it too, make sure the rod’s cast weight is
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head have been caught by those using larger plastics, glide baits and swim baits imitating large mullet or whiting cruising the flats.
Over the years, due to the respect anglers have for these fish, the quan- tities of mangrove jack appear to be growing.
It seems the larger flathead find it hard to resist a big and easy meal.
Considering they are brilliant on the chew, it’s incredible and won- derful to see the num- ber of people thinking about the conservation of this fish and releas- ing them for other an- glers to enjoy.
Using a big lure can make it quite tricky when deciding what sort of rod to use, but a popular choice is long swimbait baitcasters in- tended for cod, as they will pitch big lures out with no issues.
I have been doing quite well fishing deep- er rock walls just slow rolling 4” paddle tail soft plastics in various

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