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16 October 2020 fishing report & news


*Big whiting on fire at Tweed and Gold Coast

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G’day everyone, this week was once again highlighted by some excellent top water action with the surface lures producing a lot of fish. Double hook ups on whiting and bream were a common occurrence using a combination of bassday sugerpen and mmd splash prawn lures. 

Mat with one of the many whiting he caught on mmd splash prawn surface lures
Dave also had a great day catching whiting on surface lures

The exciting news is the topwater action is here to stay for months now through to april and is something that all anglers should get a chance to experience. 

To mix it up and show my clients some variety we have done some shallow and deep water drifts with zx 40s and samiki vibelicous vibes and caught some flatties, bream, whiting and trevally.  

Dave with a nice flattie caught on a Samaki vibelicious lure
Paul with a trevally caught on a Samaki vibelicious lure


This week at the broadwater the highlight was some excellent fishing for sand whiting and bream.

The yabby banks were the place to be with the bigger new moon tides, and we caught up to 30 sand whiting a session  with the biggest measuring 44cm during the day. On 3 lb line they are awesome fun, as are the healthy bream that feed in the same areas. 

This whiting measured 44cm, a trophy fish for the species
Clint with a nice summer whiting
Brandon got this shot of Clint with a big whiting on the flats

My tip is find where the stingrays are feeding and you’ll find the fish. It’s hard to beat live yabbies locally as bait, but surface lures such as MMD splashprawn in honey bee colour will work well early in the morning before the water traffic increases.

Danny had the day off for his birthday on Thursday, and he caught his pb 40cm whiting on a solo charter. Well done Danny!

Birthday boy Danny with his pb 40cm whiting

On Friday Russ and Ron came for a fish and we caught a feed of sand whiting and squid, before the action slowed. The snot weed is clearing again, but Northerly winds this weekend could bring it back. There’s no doubt our local rivers need a rejuvenating flush of flooding rain, and it will happen fairly soon.

Lonnie with some quality fish
This monster whiting was caught on 2 lb line

The next week is good tides for fishing around the Southern broadwater yabby banks with surface lures and bait, and up the rivers for flathead and trevally.

I’m on a short holiday from Monday at Tallebudgera then back fishing from Friday.

Lonnie caught this nice flathead on a yabbie

Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Saturday: 95

Sunday: 87

Monday: 70

Tuesday: 41

Wednesday: 15

Thursday: 16

Friday: 61

*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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