29 January 2023 fishing report 🎣


29 January 2023

Dad joke:

I was sitting on the toilet, angry, and late for work.

I thought, “I don’t have time for this shit.”


G’day everyone, it was extremely hot on the water this week so I started all my trips very early to finish up before the midday heat. 

Col with a real nice flattie ready for release

This worked out well as we were in time for the first of the early morning run out tides which saw for the first hour a heap of small big eye and giant trevally busting up on the surface everywhere. We quickly took advantage and started casting MMd Splash Prawn lures across the surface and the trevally smashed them. 

Although the trevally were only small it is so exciting to watch how much fun my clients had seeing the fish attack surface lures. We also took the opportunity to jig some Ecogear ZX 40 lures in the deep holes that had a ton of bait showing on the sounder. Deep jigging through the bait schools produced some flatties, bream, whiting and small school jew.

To book a private lure fishing charter with Brad call him on 0419 028 704 around 4-6pm daily. He is fully booked this week but has some dates available in the future.


The water heated up this week to 29 degrees in some areas in the broadwater, and higher up the rivers and creeks.

Clear water on run in tide

It’s best to fish the shallows early in the morning then venture deeper, as most fish can’t tolerate too much heat this time of year.

This includes the sand whiting who like to explore the sand flats as the tide flows in. The good thing is that cooler water comes in from the ocean with the run in. There has been good numbers of legal size whiting when we fished the shallows.

Nice haul from a wading charter

With the neap tides and the heat I have been sticking to the deeper areas on drifting charters. While the fish have down in size there has been lots of numbers and variety including slateys, snapper, tuskfish, moses perch, flathead, and many  good size tarwine and bream. Ecogear breamer vibes and yabbies once again are   working great.

Moses perch

Best areas have been the deep hole wrecks, Carter’s reef, Southport main channel, and the holes up from Capri bridge.

Fishing the biggest tide for 2023

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Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Monday: 18

Tuesday: 13

Wednesday: 13

Thursday: 26

Friday: 58

Saturday: 81

Sunday: 93

Saturday: 96

Sunday: 87

Monday 6 Feb: 87 🌕

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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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