4 December 2020 fishing report


4 December 2020

*Smithy back in action!

*Broadwater going off

Dad joke:

Four stages of a man’s life:

  1. You believe in Santa
  2. You don’t believe in Santa
  3. You are Santa
  4. You look like Santa


G’day everyone it was great to get back on the water for the back end of this week after being off the water, after some pretty serious skin cancer operations in hospital. 

Spending a life time on the water fishing and surfing finally caught up with me so remember to be sun smart especially coming into what has already been a extremely hot start to the oncoming summer season. 

My clients once again frothed this week with the rush of catching a heap of quality whiting, a few bream, and the odd flattie on surface lures. 

Mark with a nice whiting caught on a custom colour mmd splash prawn
The mmd splash prawn in the cooked prawn colour has been exceptional this week on heaps of quality whiting

This has been a sensational top water season with the good news being the season goes right through to April so dont fret about missing out on getting an opportunity to come out and try it. A few tips for anyone wanting to try it themselves is to look for very shallow water and you need some wind blowing to break up the surface tension of the water. 

My mate and regular client Robbo caught this hard fighting little GT while casting surface lures in the shallows for whiting

Fish are very reluctant to rise when the conditions are glassy so what might seem great for us does not suit them. Although we have not done much deep water jigging we still managed to produce the odd flattie , bream and whiting on Samaki soft vibes.  

To book a private charter with Brad call him on 0419 028 704 around 4-6pm daily


Glad to see Brad back on the water and recovering from his surgery. His experience has certainly reminded me to cover up better when out in the sun, as you can see from the pics below of my wading gear.

We’re into December! That means the summer fish are in full swing. Like Brad’s Tweed report, the big whiting are feeding hard, and we are getting 40cm+ horses just about daily, and a lot of school flathead and bream were about this week on the sand flats. 

Identical twins Thomas and Ethan with some of the day’s better fish
Thomas first two fish he caught were thumpers

A tip for the flats: Find the stingrays and you’ll find the big fish. Just be very careful not to stand on them while wading! A general rule of thumb, don’t stand on anything dark.

Video highlight from Friday’s charter
12 year old Makayla with a nice 55cm flathead

This week there are some small tides at night which aren’t much use generally, but the morning ones are still productive for the sand flats. The next heat wave will certainly suit mangrove jacks if you can be in the right place at the right time. Any storms will get them fired up big time.

Clint getting sun smart
Thomas caught this big whiting on 3 lb line

Monster whiting will best best on middle of the run in tides. Yabbies are the best bait for them in the broadwater. Blood worms are best for up the rivers. If you’re not into digging them yourself you can buy them from The Bait Shop at Arundel. Ring Paul to check availability.

To book a charter with Clint 

SMS 0432 990 302 anytime.

Clint with a big elbow slapping whiting which measured over 40cm
Another big Gold Coast whiting

Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Saturday: 14

Sunday: 13

Monday: 38

Tuesday: 71

Wednesday: 33

Thursday: 14

Friday: 29

*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.

Charter options this coming week:

Tweed river: Fully booked

Gold Coast: Fully booked, 15 December is the only date still available this month.

SMS 0432 990 302 to book your charter adventure!

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