Flathead Fishing Swan and Canning Rivers

 Hi guys I am a regular fisherman from the swan and only started last year. I need some help aout flathead as have only ever caught one but spooked countless fish at my feet, I do not know what I am doing wrong so would appreciate it if I could have some tips. Like what are the go to lures atm I fish around canning bridge, salter point and mt henry bridge, where are the best spots for flatties, what is the best time of day, do tides matter. Cheers.


squidvicious1's picture

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Big johns jigs in any colour

Wed, 2019-02-06 18:38

Big johns jigs in any colour small sizes, and your fishing in the best spots already. 

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 All shallow flats in the

Thu, 2019-02-07 09:09

 All shallow flats in the Swan/Canning can hold them at different times.

Cover ground, as much as possible but look for areas where tide/current is pushing into.

Having said that it's been a terrible year for them this year. Hardly any about and there should be everywhere about now.

It may not be you just a crap year.