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Hey Guys i am going for a camping trip at the tip of Cape Moreton and was wandering if there are any land-based fishing spots for tuna, trevally, Macs, and other large pelagic species. I was going to throw some hardbody lures.  I was thinking that fishing off the rocks was where to go. Am i wasting my time throwing lures off the rocks?

Any response would be greatly appreciated!

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2 hours ago, FishyBoy184 said:

Hey Guys i am going for a camping trip at the tip of Cape Moreton and was wandering if there are any land-based fishing spots for tuna, trevally, Macs, and other large pelagic species. I was going to throw some hardbody lures.  I was thinking that fishing off the rocks was where to go. Am i wasting my time throwing lures off the rocks?

Any response would be greatly appreciated!

If you go to the rocks at Cape Moreton itself there is a flat ledge right on the southern most point where it meets the ocean beach. It is called Harpers. If you fish there at night use big gear, an 8/0 hook minimum and a whole big squid or whole side of tailor doubled over so that the flesh is to the outside you can get huge jewies (mulloway) up to 30kgs. But beware! It is called Harpers after a guy who got washed off the ledge years ago and drowned. Good luck!

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Are you still cleaning the fish!?

On 31/07/2020 at 9:29 PM, FishyBoy184 said:

Thank you everyone for the great advice! Will let you guys know how i go.

 

Kind regards

Are you still cleaning the fish?

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I imagine the cape has similar types of current and species to the point on straddie (gt, Spanish, kingfish, tuna I have encountered here)

It's a place for heavy gear if you're serious about actually landing the larger fish. I've been dusted on 65lb braid and 100lb leader on 10000 reel and 40-80lb rod multiple times which is a medium game setup. Time for an upgrade in gear; hate leaving lures in fish 

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