Bribie flats & Mooball Creek, Pottsville – January 2017

In January I fished a couple of dawn sessions on the flats in front of the Sandstone Point Hotel jetty, at Bribie. I caught a few flathead, mainly on the bottom half of the run out tides. I also fished the mouth of Pacific Harbour which produced a few good sized flathead on various coloured jerkshad soft plastics.

Later in  the month I spent some time at Pottsville and Hastings Point. The Hastings Point headland always looks very fishy, but during the holidays it is a pretty busy spot. I tried a few daytime sessions with small soft plastics there, but only caught a few Butter Bream on light line.

On the bigger tides I fished in Mooball Creek (behind the beach). This is a sandy bottomed shallow creek that has a few holes and bends with some deeper water. I found plenty of small flathead, fishing with a 3″ GULP Minnow soft plastic on a 1/8th and 1/12th ounce, size #1 hook jighead. I stuck to 10lb leader and eventually found a couple of flathead that would have been been big enough to keep. There were also plenty of small bream and whiting in the clear water.

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3 responses to “Bribie flats & Mooball Creek, Pottsville – January 2017

  1. Thankyou for all the information and the pictures ,still i say fishing hastings point always a great spot for fishing flathead and bream, pottsville is my home and i miss it very much, tight lines and enjoy.

    • You are taking the right route – and it is not always an easy walk, that is why I wear waders with thick rubber boots. As always, getting to where the fish are is half the battle

  2. Hi, I’ve been following you for several years now and always look forward to your posts. I’m just wondering how you get down onto the flats at sandstone point? the few times I’ve been there I park just to the left before the bridge then walk down under it. Is there a better way? Far too much thick mud and stonefish shaped rocks down there.

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