Woodgate alive with hot spots
Whiting, black marlin on the chew after recent rain
WHAT a month it has been with some of the best fishing I’ve seen in my 23 years living in Woodgate.
Everything from whiting to black marlin have been caught.
The 45mm of rain we received last week has stirred things up a little with the mud crabs now moving around and some good reports have been flowing through.
Theodolite Creek and the Burrum River have been producing mixed bags once again.
Tony Connors was able to find a good patch of whiting and bream using fresh hardie heads as bait.
“I had some really big hits but couldn’t stop them due to the light gear I’ve got. I could feel the head shakes and the way it was fighting made me believe it was a nice flathead,” Tony said.
The mangrove jack are still smashing up the Z MAN soft plastics with the motor oil in either the
Tony Connors I had some really big hits but couldn’t stop them due to the light gear I’ve got. I could feel the head shakes and the way it was fighting made me believe it was a nice flathead.
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As I was writing this report, and to prove just how thick the fish actually are at the moment, I had Tony come into the shop holding the one that got away: Still kicking was a nice sized 74cm flathead weighing in at 2.85kg .
“I’ve got enough for a good feed now for the next few days , so I’m going to sit back and enjoy a beer or two,” he said.
If you are after a bit of fun with catch and release you can head up to the Burrum River and still catch a barra.
Remember they are still off season until February 1 so please release them if caught.
The black marlin are back again this year and they are only about 200m off shore.
Graeme Johnston, a keen fisherman from Woodgate, had great pleasure posing with his nice black marlin weighing about 18–20kg and caught on 15 pound braid using pillys as bait.
Well, as the Christmas holidays are near I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and if you are out and about on the water in the coming weeks please play it safe and enjoy yourselves.
There will be no fishing article for next month as I am away but I promise you I will have plenty to report on in mid-January’s addition when I return.
If you would like to find out more information on the hot spots or any fishing tips, call in and see me at Serenity Cove Cafe in Woodgate and I’ll set you up with all the gear you need to catch that big one.
BEAUTIES: Tony Connors showing off some of his quality bream.
Graeme Johnston proudly displays a nice black marlin.