10 February 2023 fishing report & news 🎣


10 February 2023

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The day fishing was difficult this week with the low barometer and high temperatures typical of February. Cyclone Gabby is quickly moving away from the East Coast, thankfully we won’t be influenced much, apart from some bigger swell and moderate wind.

Cyclone Gabrielle is quickly moving away
It’s cyclone season but they are behaving

We still managed to catch whiting on MMD splash prawns at Tallebudgera creek, and flathead on Ecogear ZX40 and breamer vibes in the deeper areas at Tweed river.

There are also a trevally and school jew to be caught but it helps to get on the water early before it gets too hot and fish any holes that are showing bait on the fish finder. Humminbird sounders do exactly that very well.

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Not going to lie, the fishing has been tough. Like Smithy said the barometer has been low and the water temperature hot which affects estuary fishing in a not so positive way.

Night fishing works well this month and we caught a few mangrove jacks. During the day the deeper channels in the broadwater can still produce a variety of fish. We fished the wrecks and reefs once again for some moses perch, slateys, squire, spangled emperor, dusky flathead, bartail flathead, sand whiting, winter whiting, plenty of tarwine, bream, and small flounder. Best lures have been Ecogear ZX’s, Ecogear breamer vibes, and live yabbies never fail to attract attention.

Damo with a solid jack
Mangrove jack measured and tagged before release

New moon is coming up on Monday 20 February and like January we will see some king tides again. Before then this week’s day time neaps are small. Easy to fish but probably not great for a hot bite. Get out there early to chase whiting on the flats and the usual mix in the seaway and broadwater.

The broadwater is so beautiful in the mornings
Fishing the broadwater channels

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Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Saturday: 14

Sunday: 15

Monday: 58

Tuesday: 64

Wednesday: 19

Thursday: 14

Friday: 42

Saturday: 70

Sunday: 88

Monday 20 Feb: 95 🌑

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*This is just a prediction. There are many factors when it comes to fishing and fish are unpredictable at times, there are no exact guarantees. We include this just for fun and see how it plays out every week.

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