10 May 2019 fishing report

THIS WEEK’S GOLD COAST AND TWEED ESTUARY FISHING REPORT

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TWEED RIVER

Flathead are starting to increase in number in the deeper holes between Chinderah and Tumbulgum.

Teabagging Ecogear ZX40 vibes are working well for them, and trolling Pontoon 21 and Atomic hardbody lures in the shallower areas.

Ross with a big flathead caught on a charter with Brad at Tweed River

GOLD COAST

Still getting good mixed bags for our daily guests on Ecogear ZX40 lures smeared in Sax scent goldprawn, and yabbies. 

This colour Ecogear ZX40 works well in deeper holes in the mornings

Good size tuskfish, flounder, flathead and heaps of winter whiting are feeding in the broadwater at South Currigee, Runaway Bay, Lands End, and Seaworld resort.

It’s great to see flathead around the 40-50cm mark turning up in bigger numbers in the broadwater.

Charlie with a fresh catch for dinner
Declan with a nice tuskfish

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This month a technique that works very well is drifting with yabbies which can be easily pumped on lower tides from the sandbanks between broadwater caravan park and wavebreak island.

Use 6 lb braid main line, then a no.2 size ball running sinker or bigger if needed to reach the bottom, onto a small swivel then 1 metre fluorocarbon leader with a size 4 Mustad baitholder hook, and a 2-4kg rod with 2500 size reel.

This is all you need to catch good size fish, just remember to not tighten the drag too much and play bigger fish carefully. 

Chantal with a thumper Tailor caught up the river on an Ecogear blade

Drift along the edges of channels in 2-4m of water and you’ll catch various species of fish. If you don’t know an area well, drift between  channel markers and you can’t go too far wrong.

Delicious eating fish from the broadwater

Cheers and Happy Mothers Day to all our special mums!

SMS 0432 990 302 to book a charter.

Smithy & Clinto

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