Tag: estuary fishing


Mulloway, Trevally and Whiting

Mulloway Some of the mulloway (jewfish) found in bays and estuaries are residents, others are only occasional visitors. They frequent areasĀ around bridges, points, holes and creek mouths, where they hunt or ambush their favoured foods of small fish, prawns or squid. Live or dead baits of these are effective, as are large minnow-style lures. Mulloway are found in estuaries at any time of the year, heir whereabouts being dependent on the presence of prawns, squid and schools of pilchards, mullet and whitebait on which they feed. Trevally Trivially frequent many estuaries, the......

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Bream, Flathead and Snapper

Bream Bream are likely to be found almost anywhere in an estuary or bay, but prefer areas offering a structure and shelter. The three main speciesĀ are black bream, yellowfin bream and pikey bream. Unlike most other species, bream stay in the estuary over winter and, rather than migrating offshore, they move up the estuary to where fresh water meets salt and spawn there. Flathead Flathead come in more than a dozen forms, but three commonly encountered species are sand flathead, a widespread inshore species; dusky flathead, the most common species in temperate......

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Estuary and Bay Fishing

Estuary and bay anglers fish from land, from land-based structures such as piers, wharves, jetties and bridges, or from boats. Estuaries exist in bays, inlets, lakes, lagoons and tidal rivers, whoever fresh water meets slat, result in brackish water. Many fish spend their entire lives in the estuary, but it is also a spawning ground, nursery and feeding area for fish from the open ocean or the lower reaches of freshwater rivers and streams. When to fish Most fish inhabiting estuaries and bays feed at dawn and dusk; their behaviour is also......

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