marty

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marty last won the day on November 6 2011

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About marty

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  • Suburb
    Elanora
  • City
    Gold Coast
  • State
    Queensland
  • Country
    Australia
  • Post Code
    4221
  • About Me
    I'm mad for Flathead, Jacks and Macks!
  • Occupation
    Graphic Artist
  • Hobbies
    Fishing

Fishing

  • Fishing Types
    Estuary and Coastal Fishing
  • Fish You Target
    Flathead
    Mackerel
    Mangrove Jack
  • Lure Types Used
    Hardbody Lures
    Softplastic Lures

Boating

  • Boat Owner
    Yes
  • Boat Type
    Motor Boat with Trailer
  1. born and bred in the south (yes I bleed blue) - room for a deckie too (if my wife lets me go fishing haha)
  2. Hey Angus. Haven't chased them at all lately but the cold weather (and dirty water) should slow them down a little. I know the ocean temp has dropped 3 degrees and with all the fresh running in the creeks they must have dropped also.
  3. Been fishing on the Goldy for many years and more recently hare started to venture offshore. The two guys I used to fish with have respectively moved away or taken on new interests so I am looking for a new fishing mate (or two). Over the years I have lost umpteen hours of sleep chasing Jacks and Fatties on lures, plus more recently chasing Pelagics offshore on bait and lures. Have been madly renovating the last couple of years so haven't fished much, but it is time to get back into it. I currently have 2 boats (one will appear in the classifieds soon) - with the newer one suited for inshore and offshore. All the gear and some idea! Marty
  4. Only advice I can give for Wooli os to try the Oysters from the shed that is right on the edge of the river - best I have ever had, Wooli is one of the cleanest rivers I have ever fished - plenty of Fatties around the weed beds upstream.
  5. I reckon I know that spot and have heard stories of big fish there - but thought it had been fished out. Gets a fair bit of pressure - especially on the run-in. Never had much luck there myself, but haven't put too may hours in. Cracking catches.
  6. +1 for Garry (gdmarineservices). Have used him several times and happy with everything. My mate uses Whitewater Marine at Ashmore regularly and he rates them highly. Marty
  7. Hey stranger - finally got one hey? Great fish - only problem is you didn't leave yourself much room to improve!
  8. Water temp dropped to 19 degrees during the week but is back up to 21 degrees today. I was out last Sunday thru the Seaway and down to Mermaid. Very quiet except for numerous schools of undersize Tailor smashing small bait. The bait was everywhere. Most was concentrated from Sth Straddie down to Narrowneck. Plenty of boats on Palmy this morning bit i don't know if any fish got caught. Marty
  9. You have to love those people who think because they live on the water, they own the water. They really should get educated on what their actual rights are before they do something they may possibly regret. I generally move on if they start acting like freaks but I know others that don't mind a good argument. There is one lady in one of the more exclusive estates that gets upset because her oversize dog starts barking at any boats and upsets the neighbours. Her solution is not the obvious one of keeping her dog under control, but rather to throw rocks in the water near where you are to scare off any fish. Imagine having that much money and still being angry with the world! Some nice fish there too Kris lol Marty
  10. Bri, I got some plastic welding done by a guy in Nerang years ago - he, or someone similar might be able to help you? He repaired a transducer for me. Worth a call? Marty
  11. Hey mate, Was at Burrum Heads for 4 days last weekend and the bad news is the fishing was slow. The northerlies have shut down the fishing and only the locals seems to be catching any decent fish in numbers. It was that windy we ended up fishing the ramps at night and managed to get some decent Whiting amongst the smaller stuff. Mud crabs were on the move but the majority were undersize bucks. A few Flathead were starting to get caught along the edges of the bank in front of Burrum on the low tide but nothing over 50cm. The locals told me the Mackerel had started to show before the northerlies arrived, but had shut down with the wind and resultant dirty water. They also said there were good Whiting up the Gregory but it was too windy for me to bother going for a run. Good Luck Marty Obviously Woodgate is somewhat protected in a northerly, but you still have to fish the same water.
  12. NIce work Mark - always good to open the account early in the season. Nice looking photo too, really brings out it's awesome colours. Marty
  13. If you attend the official launch night at Doug Burt's next Thursday night you can get early bird entry price (save $25). Have fished it for many years now - always well run and a lot of fun. Marty
  14. Looks like we were chasing wrong species and wrong location on Wednesday Wayne. Bit depressing when the Whiting are bigger than the Tailor. As you said "thank goodness I fish for Whiting". Cracking fish there mate. Marty
  15. I did a charter with Brad when he was doing some work in Weipa. Really easy guy to get along with and as people have already said, shared plenty of knowledge readily. I have never been on a trip with him down here, but have heard plenty of favourable reports. Marty