Fishing Tips

Sight Casting for Barramundi

When wearing these sunnies, distant objects will also become clearer and sharper and you will be able to see barramundi below the surface. For shallow and surface-casting action around snags and weed beds, try Halco Roosta poppers, 1m-diving Halco Laser Pro 120 Multi Treble hard-bodies, Z-Man FrogZ rigged weedless and stickbaits. Zerek Ripper Divers and 2.5m-diving Halco Laser Pro 120s …

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Good Results from Jumpinpin Region

The Coomera River has been hot and cold with regards to whiting and we’ve had to try a number of places before getting onto the fish. Even then the bites haven’t been steady throughout the session because there’s often a mad flurry of activity and hooked fish followed by long periods of no action whatsoever. The kids have been pretty good during …

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Land-Based Fishing Around Brisbane

I don’t mind fishing this location with the kids because often they’ll be preoccupied with building sand castles anyway. It’s also great because I don’t have to worry about dingoes or four-wheel-drives on the beach. When land-based fishing you sometimes really have to put in the hard yards and try several areas, but it’s a great way to while away the …

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Trevally, Jewfish, Mud Crabs and Whiting around Gold Coast in February

Quality whiting have been active this week with customers finding a nice feed.  Some good spots are the North Arm of the Coomera River, Crab Island, Wave Break Island, Marine Stadium, Jacobs Well, Bedrooms, Tiger Mullet Channel, Canaipa Passage, North Bedrooms and the Logan River.  Yabbies and Worms are great bait.  I recommend using a small size 6 baitholder hook, …

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Targeting Mangrove Jack

G’DAY everyone, in this month’s article I will offer you a few tips for chasing the hard-fighting mangrove jack. January and February have always been my favourite months to target jacks because they tend to school up and feed more freely before the cooler winter period arrives. Unlike some of the systems in the far north of the country, the Gold …

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Hot Mackerel Action off Gold Coast

I HOPE everyone is enjoying the Christmas break and getting plenty of time on the water. The Tweed River Bar is getting really shallow out the front and starting to collect any sort of swell, so pay attention when coming in or out. Currumbin Creek Bar is still very shallow out the front. The dredge left recently, so that’s it for this …

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The Tide Guide is Back

ID section contains the legal bag and size limits of popular species to enable you to quickly and easily identify fish while on the water. Pricing has not changed at the great low price of $6.60. The Tide Guide is available now at newsagents, independent tackle shops and all the usual places. Grab your copy now!

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Beach Fishing in SEQ

It gives you the most beautiful views of the beach to the north and south as well as regular offshore displays from whales and often sharks, dolphins, turtles and pelagics close to the rocks. Please take care though and stay back from the edge because there is no fence. We also did a couple of trips to Eli Creek, which is …

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Tips for Targeting Whiting on Lures

The puffs of sand, mud or shell grit created by the bib of the lure hitting the bottom are what I believe create most of the strikes because the whiting instinctively smash the lure out of hunger or territorial aggression. Perhaps the whiting interpret the lure and puffs of sediment as being a prawn, yabby or some other type of bait …

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How to Troll – The Art of Trolling

I always try to set my lures about 20m behind the boat and my trolling speed is a slow idle. It is difficult to put an accurate speed to this technique but I always imagine that my boat is moving at a good walking pace. Another vital link in the chain is to remember that when you commence trolling, you …

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