Iluka – Middle Bluff, Iluka Bluff & Fraser’s Reef – February 2017

In early February, I had a few days fishing at Iluka. The weather was not ideal with strong northerly winds, but generally clear skies. These made casting difficult but I fished all the rocky headlands of the Bundjalung National Park – Shark Bay, Woody Head, Middle Bluff, Frasers Reef & the Iluka Bluff.

I fished with soft plastics, metal slugs and some hard-bodied lures. For the soft plastics, I generally used 1/4 ounce and 1/6th ounce jigheads and the most successful slug was a brass colored 70g Halco Twisty. I swapped up and down between 12lb and 30lb fluorocarbon leaders. I caught Trevally, Bream, Pike, Dart and the highlight was a keeper size jewfish on a GULP Cajun Chicken Jerkshad soft plastic at Iluka Bluff. I did not catch a tailor all week but did see a few pulled from the water at Iluka Bluff.

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2 responses to “Iluka – Middle Bluff, Iluka Bluff & Fraser’s Reef – February 2017

  1. Hi mate. Trying to plan a trip to Deepwater
    national park in the next 2 weeks. Got any tips for me. What gear to use and lure recommendation?

    • If the wind is kind then cast soft plastics around the rocks – particularly off the front of Flat rock and off the front of rocks to the left side at Wreck Rock, both are best fished run out to low tide. A 40 gram slug also sometimes finds the trevally but often finds the rocks.

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