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Hello all,

 

I am going fishing at Flinders Reef in a few weeks and was wondering how to fish it. Should i throw poppers and stick-baits towards reef, troll or bait. I am really hoping to catch larger size fish such as Dolphin Fish, GTs, Macs, tuna and any other large pelagic species rather than small whiting and bream. Would really appreciate any advice given.

Thanks

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1 hour ago, Junky said:

Flinders is a green zone. Full of dive boats....and the skippers are cranky bstd's. 

 

Head to Hutchison shoal. Couple of k's north. 

 

 

Would you be able to give me GPS marks?

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Try 26.56.40 S and 153.29.20 E , that will put you in the area, just look for all the boats. You can't fish within 500m of Flinders Reef but you can outside this zone.

 

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Just now, Ed. said:

Try 26.56.40 S and 153.29.20 E , that will put you in the area, just look for all the boats. You can't fish within 500m of Flinders Reef but you can outside this zone.

 

Thanks for the spot! How should i fish it? bait or lures?

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Just now, Ed. said:

You can pretty much do the lot, from bait to jig to plastics and even troll around using big lures. You never know what you will get there.

Around how deep should i let my bait drop? From what i have heard its pretty deep.

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Just check your sounder and see what you can spot on it, It's been a while since I fished there last , I was actually heading out there about two weeks ago and got within about 15 minutes of there and my motor went into limp mode so had to do a U'Turn and crawl home. But that shoal has everything from big palagic to bottom dwellers.

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FishyBoy184:   If you are after some fish in the XL size and have a live bait tank setup on board, it would certainly make your day interesting to float out a live bait on a balloon and wait whilst you do some bottom bashing. 5-10m down should do the trick! A bit like dangling a carrot and ringing the dinner bell to see who's  hungry in the area.

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You will often see bait clouds on  many of the reefs there so just use a Sabiki style jig to fill your tanks with live bait ,  you might also loose your jig when something takes a liking to the bait on your jigs as you pull them up so have a few spare.

Cheers

Ed.

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