Gold Coast Prawning.Prawning on the Gold Coast at this time of year when the prawns are thick up around Jacobs Well, Reedy Mars and around the islands Macleay, Russell, and Lamb can be very rewarding and a lot of fun for everyone involved.Gear For Prawning On The Gold Coast.To go Prawning around the Brisbane, Gold Coast area you will need a small open boat around 4.5 meters with plenty of room as you need a fair bit ofspace to cast a 12-foot Prawn net. Next, you will need a top pocket cast net and most tackle shops around the coast will have these in stock at the moment.The other thing you wil..
Spanish Mackeral.Spanish Mackerel Are Also Known As Blue Mackerel And King Mackerel.I will talk about different ways of catching Spanish Mackerel, as in,Trolling Hard body lures / Halco / x-raps.Casting Stick baits.Jigging lures/metal slugs.Trolling dead Gar on surface and downrigger Trolling live yakkas / slimies on surface / poor man's rig and downrigger Best time to chase them.Chasing Spanish Mackerel.Chasing Spanish Mackerel can be very easy to quite difficult, depending on how you want to chase them, so I will startoff with what I consider the easiest way to catch the..
Fishing For Dusky Flathead.Dusky Flathead fishing in South East Queensland can be indulged in pretty much all year round, though the breeding season is Spring, during this time the big breeders 75cm + are always to be released if caught. Flathead is a very good table fish and great fun to chase for all age groups as they are found in water from very shallow to deep channels. Chasing Dusky Flathead is not as easy as you think, everyone thinks you just put a lure in the water and drive around the sandbanks. I wish it was that simple! Below I will tell you what I know about Flathead fishing in So..
Mulloway Fishing.Mulloway also is known as a Jewfish or Silver Jew is a prized catch for anglers in the southern half of Australia. These fish can be very difficult or quite easy to catch depending on where you live and chase them.I grew up in Victoria fishing the Barwon river At Barwon Heads, and Jewfish are a highly prized fish to catch there and very difficult! I know anglers who have fished there for over 30 years and still have not landed one. the average size of a Jewfish in the Barwon River is about 15kgs but it is possible to catch them up to about 40 kgs. I now live on the Gold C..
Fishing For Mahi Mahi.Mahi Mahi is one of my favorite fish to chase because there are many different methods to catch these fish so it does not get boring doing the same old thing.The other reasons I like to catch Dolphin fish is their fighting ability and they are awesome table fish.Trolling.When I start chasing Dolphin fish here on the Gold Coast it is usually the end of November and I look for blue clean water with a temperature around 23.c +.One of the easiest ways to catch Dolphin fish is to troll for them and they will respond to a large variety of trolled lures but my favorite is to tro..
How To Catch Tailor Fish.There are several ways how to catch tailor and most people use a whole Pilchard on ganged hooks fishing in the surf.What I am going to do is run you through some of the most common and uncommon ways to catch Tailor fish I hope you enjoy these basic but fun ways to catch Tailor.The Gear For Tailor.Depending on where you are chasing Tailor the most common outfit is a 13-foot surf rod with a 6 inch Alvey filled with 10 or 15 kg mono, this outfit is most commonly used when fishing the surf gutters with Pilchards. If you are lure fishing for them most guys nowadays use a 10..
Chasing Wahoo.Well, its that time of year again when the Wahoo start to show up here off the Gold Coast. I love chasing these speedsters especially on light gear, man can these fish make any reels scream! There are a couple of different ways to catch these fish. But before we get into that you will need to find warm clean blue water, you will not find them in the murky green water.Live Bait Fishing.If there is a lot of bait around and not much wind I like to slow troll a pattern of four livies with two down deep running off downriggers and the other two running shallowoff the riggers. When you..
Mackerel Spinning With Surface Lures.I have been getting tired of fishing for Mackerel the same old way year after year, we troll hardbody lures and sometimes bait for these fishwhich works very well when you are just after a good feed. But for me and a few people, I know we chase them for sport (catch and release)so I thought this year is going to be different! Instead of trolling the same old lures I will be doing something that has not taken off onthe Gold Coast YET! This year I plan on casting for these fish a lot, I know other parts of the world do this very successfullyand a lot of..
Gold Coast Broadwater.The Gold Coast Broadwater is an awesome fishing and boating paradise. The Gold Coast area of Australia is situated on the South East coast of Queensland, and one of the most beautiful and active parts of the Coast is it's Broadwater. The Broadwater sits at the Northern end, between Southport and Runaway Bay and there are many boat launching places around the Broadwater for trailer boats, plus anchorage for houseboats. The Broadwater also gives access to the Nerang and Coomera Rivers, from there to many kilometers of canals and man-made waterways. Along the southern end of..
Yellowtail Kingfish TipsYellowtail Kingfish are thought of as a great sporting fish, they can be found as far north as Central Queensland, to all around the southern coast of Australia. Eating wise, the more southern fish are definitely better, the more northern, the less edible the flesh. The Kingfish is often taken while trolling live baits/lures in shallower southern waters in reefy, rocky habitats that hold the bait on a downrigger, but the most effective method is by jigging in deeper waters further north again in reefy rocky habitats. Kingfish are very visual predators so therefore surfa..
Fishing the Gold Coast Seaway.The Gold Coast Seaway is an amazing place to fish with many species to chase at different times of the year for both lure and bait fisherman, from either the shore or a boat. The two main species people like to chase in the seaway are Mulloway and Trevally, but there are a lot of other species to chase, I will talk more on these later, For now, I will give you some tips on how and where to chase Trevally and Mulloway in the Gold Coast Seaway.How To Catch Mulloway In The Gold Coast Seaway.Ok, chasing Mulloway in the seaway is a lot of fun on either baits or lures, ..
Sea Fishing Rigs.I am going to let you know what sea fishing rigs I use for my offshore fishing adventures. Tips on where to use them with what bait and what species I catch when using these different fishing rigs.Paternoster Rig.The Paternoster Rig is one of the most commonly used sea fishing rigs for offshore fishing as it will catch a very large variety of fish. It can be made with one hook or three hooks, just make sure you know your rules for the area you are fishing! When making Paternoster Rigs you can either use swivels for your branch lines or tie a simple knot to make a loop for your..
Fishing the Gold Coast waterways.Southeast Queensland fishing advice. When fishing estuaries you must consider the time of day, tides, structure. So what I am going to do here is a basic break down on where, how and the most common fish to catch in estuaries. Bream are the most sort after fish to catch in estuaries and one of the easiest to catch, the best way to chase them in Queensland is to fish around the structure, bridge and jetty pylons and rock walls with a running sinker rig on a run in tide late afternoon or early morning with mullet, chicken gut, prawns, worms for bait. Flathea..
Lure Basics.A lot of people are trying out fishing lures for the first time so I decided to help them out by posting what I catch on them, plus how and where to use them.Blade Fishing Lures.Blades work very well especially in river systems for fish such as Flathead, Bream, Silver Trevally, Tailor, and Aussie Salmon. I like to slow jig Blades in deeper water over a tide change, and I don't jig the whole water column just the bottom half, the techniques are very easy. 1 Drop the blade to the bottom and then slow lift rod up then drop back to bottom and repeat, this technique works the bottom for..