How to make a Live Bait Marlin Rig.I am going to give you a run down on the most popular live bait rig we use here on the Gold Coast for small Black Marlin.You will need.100 pound leader. (Jinki, Back Magic, etc)8/0 to 10/0 inline circle hooksCrimps to suit leaderSize 6 to 8 Lumo SinkersSize 16 rubber bands Bait needleMaking the Rig.Cut the 100 pound leader into 1 metre lengths and crimp the circle hook on loosely so it is free swinging. On the other end crimp a 3 inch loop. Ok on the loop end put the size 6 sinker so it sits on top of the crimp and clip the loop onto your snap swivel on ..
Chasing Large Cobia.I get asked a lot on how I catch Cobia, and there are lots of different ways but here I will tell you my way to catch them off the Gold Coast.The hardest part about fishing for Cobia is finding them! Once you have located a spot where cobia feed it is fairly easy to hook them but landing a large cobia is another story! The amount I have seen lost at the boat is ridiculous.Where To Locate Them.Every winter here in south east Queensland the whales migrate to warmer waters to give birth and now is the time of year to start hunting the large cobia. I know you can catch them all..
To all Lures Online readers.As a 20+ year veteran of fishing Gold Coast offshore waters, I have amassed a large collection of GPS marks. These marks have all been productive at certain times of the year catching certain species and I am happy to share them with you. These marks range from Morten Island to Tweed Heads. They are all accessible in a trailer sized boat. I will start out with a page of approx. 50 top marks you will not find anywhere online. I will add more over time so keep a close eye on this page.17 / 27.56.651 153.29.417 /76 / 27.56.271 153.30.219 /Snap / 39.57.619 153.30.788Bai..
South East Queensland Saltwater Fishing Tips.Saltwater fishing tips for Micro Jigging the Gold Coast Seaway.I am just going to give you a quick rundown on where to Micro Jig in the Seaway if you want to find out more about micro jigging. Fishing Monthly has a good article on micro jigs and gear. Dean from Tackle World got a nice 10 kg Mulloway jigging the north wall of the Gold Coast Seaway. Dean was fishing the first of the runout tide right at the end of the seaway north wall, the runout tide it forms an eddy there and that is always a good spot to chase Mulloway. This particular..
Gold Coast Offshore Mulloway Tips and Techniques. HOW TO / THE BASICS.For this part, I am going to tell you how I fish the Gold Coast artificial blocks (marks at the bottom of the page) for Jewies. I usually start fishing around 4 pm and fish until 8 pm if I have not got a Jewie by that time I am not going to catch one. Always use fresh bait (live or fillets) but I usually use both, next is how to catch Mulloway offshore.I put a live bait on my Tld 15 with a size 8 sinker and drop it straight to the bottom and then wind up two turns of the handle just to have the live bait just off the bo..
Gold Coast Shark Fishing.Gold Coast shark fishing has grown into a very large sport over the last couple of years and the number of people chasing large sharks off the beach is unbelievable but not everyone can afford the expensive gear for beach fishing large sharks, so what I am going to do is teach you how to catch small to rather large Sharks in the Gold Coast canals, Gold Coast Seaway and the Jumpinpin Bar on the cheaper side of things.Gold Coast Shark Fishing In The Canals.Over the summer months, the GC canals are teeming with Bull Sharks from small (2 foot) to large (8 to 10 foot)..
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..
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 mid 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..
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..
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, ..
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..