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13 August 2022 fishing report 🎣🦑


13 August 2022

Dad joke:

I started a dating website for chickens.

It’s not my regular day job… I just do it to help make hens meet.


G’day everyone as I had hoped from last weeks report a few very big tailor did move into the river. They were not in big schools but put up a great fight on light tackle. 

My nephew Spencer with one of the seriously big tailor we caught on the day

Keeping a close look out for any bird activity is the best way to find where these fish are roaming. Apart from the tailor good quality and good numbers of flatties continue to dominate the catch with some reasonable bream also smashing the lures. 

Jayden with a nice little jewie that fought hard on light gear

The little jewies that have been lurking around the deep holes in the river were also around with the odd nice one mixed in for good measure. 

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It was a good week for arrow squid in the broadwater, we caught them on Ecogear Dartmax 3.0 squid jigs with the purple one working great on cloudy days, and orange, pink, green/ gold during other conditions. Keep trying different colour to find what works. 

Beautiful haul of arrow squid
Alex caught his first ever squid on a Samaki vibe
Alex’s mum Courtney with a nice arrow squid

We catch a lot of squid on Samaki 70mm fork tail vibes too, my favourite colours lately on squid and fish are whitebait, uv squid, ghost bait, slimy mackerel. Keep jigging these vibes on the bottom, squid will grab at them repeatedly until hooked, and also get fired up and grab the squid jigs.

On Monday I chat to the legendary Doc Lures about Gold Coast squidding, this podcast will be on his website, and on Spotify here:

We also caught some nice big flounder, flathead, bream this week on lures and yabbies.

Full moon has now passed, so the squid should come on thick this coming week, and hopefully plenty of big tailor.

Fun squid charter
Stacks of bream

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To book a charter with Clint 

SMS 0432 990 302 anytime.

Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Sunday: 76

Monday: 49

Tuesday: 18

Wednesday: 14

Thursday: 30

Friday: 70

Saturday: 42

Sunday: 14

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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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