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10 August 2018 fishing report

This week’s tips will help you troll for flathead, bream and whiting.

For some it may be a reminder to get back to basics to keep the rods bending.

A) Always troll with the tide when possible.

B) Ensure your lures are running clean of weed or other contaminates.

C) Have your lures running about 15 to 20 metres behind the boat.

D) Keep your boat speed as slow as you can and always watch your rod tip to see if the lure is continuously tapping into the bottom.

E) Make sure your lures are tuned to swim straight and deep.

Tweed report: The clear water and lack of recent heavy rain has made fishing tough on the run in tides.

It definitely pays to fish upstream of Chinderah and into Terranora and Cobaki lakes. The run out tides provide the better fishing.

It’s starting to sound repetitive but flathead are still the dominant species. Then again, who doesn’t like these awesome estuary predators.

Gold Coast broadwater/ rivers:

Some nice variety this week with tailor, squid, flathead, winter whiting, flounder all hitting the lures hard.

We are enjoying using Ecogear ZX40 blades with Sax Scent smeared on them. A deadly combination that is irresistable to most estuary fish.

The productive area this week was Runaway Bay and the edge of the channel adjacent to Seaworld.

The bigger tides this weekend will provide some good action in upstream areas such as Coomera river.

Hope to fish with you soon, as always feel free to message us to discuss your personalised charter.

Cheers Smithy & Clinto

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