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Hi All, i am brand new to Moreton Bay Area having just moved to Wynnum. Being bayside I have bought my first boat. I am keen to get some local knowledge of how to fish the bay and where to go to target particular species. Im set to go, got the boat, few different types of rods, snapper and bream rods. Crab traps. Very excited!! if anyone would like to come out fishing and show me the ropes so to speak. Boat is a Cruise craft bow rider with a simple fish finder, got the navionics app too cheers Joel
G'day everyone, My young fella and I have been trying our best to finally land a Mangrove Jack lately and we finally found a few as well as a few surprises. I tried a spot on the Pimpama River at a weir that looked very likely for Jacks. We got there at low tide and there was plenty of bait and structure and some surface activity so it like promising. First throw of the cast net yielded all manner of bait including Herring, Silver Biddies, Mullet and a few Prawns. Awesome, love cast nets. First cast with a small live Herring and I got a nice Bream at approximately 30cm. Good start. Another Bream of about 26cm followed. Soon after that, my young bloke had a fish on only for it to run immediately into a snag. He free spooled it and the fish swam out and he landed his first Mangrove Jack! Just a little feels but I was stoked for him. He got another one soon after. I then got a small Jack and we were really confident of getting a big one but things went a little quiet with only another Bream of about 25cm and a few small Moses Perch to keep us interested. High tide came and with it came 2 more small Jacks. I seen some sporadic surface activity so I flicked out a bigger unweighted live Herring and it got nailed. It was ripping some string and my new Daiwa black label v2 2-4kg was loaded up nicely and I'm saying "please be red, please be red!" but it wasn't the big Jack I was after. It turned out to be a small GT, a first for me and needless to say I wasn't too disappointed. Quite surprised at that one. I also had a crab pot in and scored 2 nice Muddies as a bonus. 5 little Jacks, a few nice Bream, Moses Perch, a GT and 2 good Mud Crabs in total. All fish taken on live Herring. Fresh Mullet was used in the crab pot. It's a shame the Jacks weren't bigger but at least I'm getting them. A big one isn't far away. Cheers, Dave