Fishing Tips

Ten tips for extended offshore trips

There is nothing I enjoy more than heading offshore for several days and nights and camping out in the boat – when the weather allows. Ten tips for extended offshore trips Sleeping in a small boat is not everyone’s idea of a good time – many people couldn’t think of anything worse – but it’s certainly something I and many …

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Planning a K’gari Fraser trip

Planning a K’gari Fraser trip

K’gari – meaning ‘paradise’ and previously known as Fraser Island – is rightfully known as a beach-fishing mecca. Planning a K’gari Fraser trip Though it is so much more than that. Planning a K’gari Fraser trip The sand-flats fishing on the western side, and at times the fishing at Sandy Cape, is very hard to beat for quantity and quality …

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Top jigging tips

Southeast Queensland has an incredibly special offshore fishery, and we’re currently in the middle of when cold water meets warm, so there is an abundance of species to chase. Top jigging tips Personally, vertical jigging is by far my favourite go-to fishing style.  There is something very satisfying about tricking a fish into smashing a chunk of metal and devouring …

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Catching reefies on lures

As for many sectors, new technology in the fishing industry has changed how we do things – allowing for new techniques and more effective ways to chase our favourite target species. Catching reefies on lures For many years, lures have been about casting. Catching reefies on lures Whether it’s flicking soft plastics for snapper, launching a metal into a school …

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Techniques for targeting mackerel

G’day fellow fishos, I hope all have been well and are recovering from the past few weather events we’ve encountered and endured – which have also played a big role in fishing our waterways. Targeting mackerel For offshore fishing, before our last downpour of rain, people were starting to do well on spanish mackerel on various types of techniques – …

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Fishing Moreton Bay after floods

Fishing Moreton Bay

The year is passing by so unexpectedly quickly! Fishing Moreton Bay after floods So much has happened in such a short amount of time – particularly weather we’ve not seen in a few lifetimes. Fishing Moreton Bay after floods And with it, the destruction, emotions, disbelief and then the appearance of people standing beside you asking, “What can I do …

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Heavy topwater tackle 101

There is no denying the rise in popularity of topwater lure fishing in recent years, with many social media influencers showcasing how exciting and productive this style of fishing can be. Heavy topwater tackle 101 Topwater is all about the strike. Heavy topwater tackle 101 When a spanish mackerel suddenly launches on a lure, sometimes up to 10m high, or …

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Time to target tuskfish

G’day everyone! Well, it seems to have been blowing southeasterly after southeasterly. Time to target tuskfish Throw in water clarity resembling a chocolate milkshake and the conditions have certainly made fishing a little tricky. Time to target tuskfish In saying that though, if you can manage to get out and fish the right areas with cleaner water, some good fish …

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Shallow water shines deep water doldrums

Shallow water shines

After spending his month in Tassie and watching the rain pour down back home, Rob Schomberg knew he hadn’t missed any fishing opportunities while away. Shallow water shines Salty had been sitting for months and he had only just finished giving the boat a wash and run of the motor when he got a call from Helaine Wilesmith. Shallow water …

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Transition time for Moreton Bay

Transition Moreton Bay

With winter knocking on the door, Moreton Bay goes through a few minor changes. Transition Moreton Bay Spotted mackerel have left on their migration north and the majority of longtail tuna have departed, leaving only the resident population, however there are still plenty of doggy mackerel around as well as a few schools of mack tuna. Transition Moreton Bay Snapper …

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