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Targeting big jewfish in Brisbane River
lit areas, use lightly weighted 6” Storm RIP Curly Tail, paddle tail lures and Z-Man ShrimpZ or Zerek Live Shrimp – these are a few plastics that will produce.
The smile said it all – Tri Bell happy with his big river jew sh.
* from P8
Places to try for poddy
ley to attract baitfish, which in turn will at- tract predators and in- crease the chances of attracting a river snap- per.
back to the edges. When using livies, the electric comes in handy, keeping you near the edges of drop-offs or
The addition of a Pro-Cure Bait Scent is equally important – I usually use Mullet Su- per Gel.
mullet include the area from the mouth of Bog- gy Creek to the small bay near Luggage Point (also called the poop chute), and the mouths of Bulimba and Nor- man creeks.
I use two rods when anchored or drifting, both around 6’ in length –onerodisa4-6kg matched with a Shi- mano Stradic, and the other is a 6-8kg with a 4500 Shimano Baitrun- ner.
deep holes.
You also have a
Colours depend on the weather – dark for dark * continued P10
There are a couple of mullet varieties that en- ter the river, so all you have to do is remember gold is good – gold spot or fleck on the gill cover or near the pecto- ral fin.
good chance of catch- ing threadfin salmon around lights by using the above tactics.
This will help distin- guish them from sea mullet, as their size limit is a minimum of 30cm.
The fish won’t be far away and an electric motor will increase your chance of holding in an area, while not making too much noise.
I have also tried the 5.5” Zerek Live Mul- let swimbait – these are cast towards holes or drop-offs using a skip- ping movement, and are brought back across the drop-off, along the ter- minals or into deeper holes.
Pike, which are an- other good bait, can be found around the Cof- fee Pots in Brisbane Rd.
I usually anchor to the side of any hole or rock wall and cast
If anchoring, I use ber-
When fishing around
The river has an abun- dance of structure, so it is vital to sound around for bait.
Another method of catching jewfish is to use plastics in natural colours such as the Z- Man 7” MinnowZ, 8” StreakZ and 10” HeroZ.
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