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First Place Winners Gold Coast Flathead Classic 2015 Tips

large female flathead

Using the Lowrance HDS-12 on my boat was a big part of our success. Insight Genesis mapping helped us locate and pinpoint the top and bottom of ledges as well as holes. It also helped us position the boat to either drift the right line or hold and cast to isolated structure. Using the Lowrance’s side imaging to locate bait schools was …

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Fishing the Fresh Water can be Rewarding

Live worms or yabbies will see you in with a good chance, run a fairly long leader as this allows the bait to move around a bit more and entice a bite. Surface poppers and stickbaits are probably the most effective lure presentation for these fish and put up a good fight on the silly string. Some nice flatties being …

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Sunshine Coast Offshore Fishing Heats Up

In the rivers  The Noosa River has seen great numbers of bigeye trevally, GTs, cale cale trevally, bream, flathead and whiting. Big predatory fish are hanging around the bait schools coming in and out on the tides at the mouth. The best time to fish this particular spot is during the tide changes. Soft plastic lures cast out on light graphite outfits are …

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Mangrove jack, flathead and whiting around Coomera

You may even be lucky enough to entice a Mangrove Jack to have a crack at your lure.   Don’t forget live bait is a  great option as that’s what the fish are feeding on,  so adding a cast net to your  fishing kit is a great idea.  Christmas is not far away, so perhaps that is an idea for Santa. …

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River and Dam Fishing around Bundaberg

On the fishing side of things, the Burnett is still alive with fish.  There have been good reports of three-tooth jew up to 50cm, big flathead, blue salmon and mangrove jack, and fingermark have also showed up during the week. For the guys keen to catch a few bass, Lake Gregory is fishing really well.  Most sessions have started with …

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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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Mangrove Jacks, Flathead, Whiting & More around Kawana

The Beach fishing has been improving after the SE breeze over the last 2 weeks. The gutters are deeper, wider and are holding more whiting, flathead and the dart are moving in to keep many entertained. For all of your up to date daily fishing report just like Kawana Bait and Tackle on our Facebook page and we update morning and afternoon every day. www.kawanabaitandtackle.com.au Tight Lines Dean Lovelock PH: (07) 5444 5551

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Barra, Bream, Flathead & Jew around Bundaberg

This should be the perfect recipe to get the barra on the chew, as we’re predicting that there will be quite a few barra weighed in.  Most of the Tackle World Bundaberg team will be attending the weekend, so come up and say “G’day”. If you can’t make it up to Monduran this year there will be heaps of fishing …

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Epic 10 Day Fraser Island Trip

This pushes baitfish in closer to the shore and with them some of the larger predators on the chase. Still, with the flathead fishing as good as it was, it was hard to complain. Brilliant bait fishing From about the beginning of August to the end of October each year the summer whiting fishing on the western flats of Fraser can …

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Estuary Fishing Fantastic around Bundaberg

We’ve heard of quite a few nice barramundi caught in both systems last weekend on soft plastics and suspending hard body lures.  There was also reports of heaps of estuary cod and flathead, which were a welcome bycatch. The Win Television Monduran Family Fishing Classic will be held on 17th and 18th of October this year.  This is always a …

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