6 May 2022 fishing report


6 May 2022

*Good fishing until the neap

*Tailor & flathead firing up

Dad joke:

My wallet is like an onion.

When I open it, it makes me cry.


G’day everyone this week provided excellent fishing conditions with very little wind and mild overcast days. I decided to explore further up the river to areas that  I have not fished for many months due to the floods and some of the old haunts paid off. 

Ray with one of the many flatties he caught on the day
Manny with a thumper 38cm bream

With a combination of trolling the edges of the channels with Pontoon 21 crackjacks and Slam deep divers as well as jigging the deep holes with Samaki and Ecogear zx 40 vibes we caught an array of fish. including bream, flatties, whiting, grunter, trevally and some small jewies. The numbers of small school jew that have entered the river since the floods has been amazing and hopefully shows some very positive signs for the future for this much sought after species.    

The numbers of small school jew like this one in the river at the moment is a very positive sign

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Some great action this week on my broadwater charters until the small neap days turned the fish off.

Wading the flats and casting and cranking Daiwa double clutch 60mm lures resulted in catches of around 25 flathead per session, and whiting, bream. This is such an exciting way to fish in shallow water that I now offer as a charter trip. My favourite colour double clutches currently are amber ale, motor oil gudgeon, and lazer ayu.

See the video of flats casting with double clutch hardbodies:

Gold Coast flats fishing with double clutch lures
The Amber Ale colour double clutch works very well on whiting

The tailor busted up in the main channel North of the seaway which was heaps of fun. There were bigger ones around the big school which were hard to stop, they were biting lures off and snapping leaders.

There are still good size sand whiting in the broadwater
Chris caught this decent flathead
Nerang river flathead session

We did catch lots of school size ones on 20 & 35 gram Samaki metal lures, before leaving them biting and moving onto catching whiting, flounder, flathead, and tarwhine on yabbies, Ecogear ZX40’s, and Samaki vibes, Sax scent UV prawn smeared on the lures.

Tailor fishing in the broadwater

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This coming week we again have the threat of heavy rain. We just hope it doesn’t end up as bad as models are predicting. We can only wait and see what happens then fish near the mouths of rivers.

A good feed from a broadwater trip this week
Flounder will readily smash Samaki vibes

Whatever happens there will be some sensational fishing in winter and next spring.

Tune in every Saturday morning 5-6am on 94.1 FM when I chat to Paul Burt and give fishing tips on his new radio show.

To book a charter with Clint 

SMS 0432 990 302 anytime.

Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Saturday: 14

Sunday: 39

Monday: 71

Tuesday: 32

Wednesday: 13

Thursday: 17

Friday: 46

Saturday: 73

Sunday: 90

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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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