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    North Lakes
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    Just moved up to Queensland to teach. Enjoy getn outdoors fishing.
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  • Fishing Types
    Estuary and Coastal Fishing
    Offshore and Reef Fishing
  • Fish You Target
    Grassy Sweetlip
    Mangrove Jack
  • Lure Types Used
    Hardbody Lures
    Softplastic Lures


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    Motor Boat
  1. Miegs


  2. I used to do a fair bit of wading for flathead and I would just put them in a catch bag I had over my shoulder. They stayed alive in there until it was time to go home, so were nice and fresh. They didn't really stress out in there or anything like that. The only issue was when their barbs would come into contact with my legs...
  3. Just googled it, only 2,500km.... Road trip?
  4. Thanks guys, will give it a shot when I get back to QLD
  5. Hi all, Just wondering when the Tuna season will finish (if it hasn't already). I just read a report on a kayak fishing site that was said something along the lines of 'Tuna season wrap up from Caloundra'. I have read somewhere that they come in close to Bribie in winter, but aren't sure if that means early winter. I read through the 'Longtail tuna - tips and tricks post' but couldn't find anything on how long they hang around for. If they're still around I'll try to get my kayak out soon. Any advice greatly appreciated.
  6. Thanks for the advice. Will buy some lip grips and find a lump of wood before I head out and have a crack at them.
  7. What do people with kayaks do with them once they've caught them? I just bought a 2 person kayak and would like to chase them but I know if I get a decent size one it's going to be pretty hard to put it on ice or even put anywhere in the kayak. Thought that towing it could be an option, but that would be a good shark attractant I think, so not overly keen on that idea.
  8. I caught a Bat once (as in the mammal) on Glenelg jetty (Adelaide). Caught it on a 3" flickbait when I cast out, poor thing must have thought it was an insect. I've also caught a pelican once on the Murray River that went after a Carp I had hooked. One of my mates caught a seagull on a Gar line at Grange Jetty (Adelaide) I also know 2 people who have caught foxes haha. Once in a river when they cast to the otherside and didn't realise until the fox ran off with their bait. The other time was when my friends were fishing in the surf in SA and the current dragged their pillie up onto the beach, the fox must have been scavenging on the beach and found the pillie.
  9. Miegs

    Sunshine Reef 11/2

    Got it on 100lb leader 35lb main line. Bait was a whole pike on some gangs out the back.
  10. Went out to Sunshine reef yesterday with a few friends. Between us we managed to pull in a quite a few small squire, 2 small sharks, a few venus tusk fish and parrot fish (only 1 legal). The only fish that I managed to catch was a nice Spanish Mackeral, it went 1.38m and weighed 16.5kg, so I am pretty stoked about that. It took us a while to work out how to fillet it/cut it into steaks, but now we have a few kg's of fish in our freezers. There wasn't really that many boats out there, even though it was a good day to be out on the water.
  11. Just thought I would do a quick report of an attempted shark session myself and some friends had on Friday night. We went down to Leis Park in Petrie around 630 and fished until midnight. High Tide was 636pm from memory. Unfortunately no sharks, all that we caught was 3 catfish between the five of us. We were using Mullet and 1/2 Pike as bait on a set of gangs with 60lb wire trace. We're all from South Aus so thought we would try to tick bull sharks off the 'Things to catch' list up here in QLD but all we really managed to do was get slaughtered by mosquitoes, the bites are still itchy haha. Hopefully we will have a bit more luck next time.
  12. Hi all, I'm originally from SA and the only freshwater fishing I did down there was for carp (which I's happy doing because they make good crab bait ). I've been living up here in QLD for one and a half years and have just moved into North Lakes. I've done a bit of research and see that Lake Samsonvale and Lake Kurawongah aren't too far away, but see that posts are from boats. Are theses 2 spots worthwhile fishing from the shore? and how would I got about doing it? (I'm happy just catching anything from carp to tilapia but would like to catch natives too eventually). On another point, what's the best way to catch shrimp? I'm a school teacher a student brought in a couple bass to put in our tanks in the science lab. I've been feeding them feeder fish from an aquarium shop, but at $12 a bag :whistle: , they're turning into an expensive class pet and thought if I could catch shrimp (or other small fish?) that might be the way to go. Any help on either of these would be greatly appreciated. Miegs