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2 July 2022 fishing report 🎣


2 July 2022

Dad joke:

I had so much fun making sandcastles with Granddad.

Grandma spoiled all the fun by making me put all his ashes back into the urn.


G’day everyone I am glad to have had another fantastic week of fishing as it appears that I might be off the water for the next few days with the prediction of a rain event. 

I moved around the river this week and jigged the deep holes that were holding bait schools as well as cast and trolled some Pontoon 21 crackjack and Slam lures across the shallows. Fishing the shallows is a good option at this time of the year as the flatties will often move on to the flats on the making tides in search of food and warmer water. 

Dave with a nice school jew caught jigging in a deep hole that contained bait
Another cute little winter jack that crunched a samiki vibe

This month especially on the weeks leading up to the new and full moons should see some schools of good quality tailor start to move up the river so keep an eye out for any bird or surface activity. The species caught this week were a heap of flatties and bream as well as school jew and small mangrove jack.

Wal caught a heap of nice flatties

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What a week it was for the squid! They came on thick and bigger in size. They are not widespread yet, so you have to know exactly where they are holding each day and take full advantage. They usually stay in the same few hundred metres that day.

Dave & Shaun had a fun day catching lots of squid
A good haul of tasty squid

There is just something about the Ecogear Dartmax jigs, they just smash arrow squid. No surprise though really as the Japanese have been doing it for hundreds of years.

Jonathan caught and released this 68cm flathead
Winter is a great time for flounder
Samaki vibes catch a lot of flathead

The biggest thing I look for on the sounder when chasing squid is undulating bottom.

We had a number of days with falling barometer and this always makes for a slow bite. You really have to keep moving and keep grinding away to produce a result. There were flathead, flounder, tuskfish, winter whiting, leatherjacket, and there is a ton of small tailor in the broadwater. These mad things harass white bait all day long, and are great at biting off expensive lures and even squid jigs. 

Plenty of flatties in the rivers now
A good feed for dinner

Run out tides in deeper water have been fishing best for both fish and squid. Best areas for me this week were Southport, and the deep reefy holes South of Crab island and East of Carters bank.

There were also some nice flathead in the canals of Nerang river.

Neap tides this week are not great for hot bites but they make it easy to fish most areas, and great for another week of chasing the awesome arrow squid which are so much fun to catch and even better to eat.

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Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Sunday: 19

Monday: 14

Tuesday: 14

Wednesday: 35

Thursday: 70

Friday: 36

Saturday: 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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