Monkey Mia - drift or anchor on high tide?

 Hi all - heading out from monkey Mia to the channels. Not sure whether to anchor (and burley?) or drift?


Planning to be out around high tide. Anyone have a recommendation either way?



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 Looks mint out there at the

Fri, 2019-04-26 13:15

 Looks mint out there at the moment. Barely a breathe of wind and forecast to be mint all afternoon. I’d be doing a slow drift over promising ground/ areas and only anchoring and burleying if you really found a patch of fish on the sounder. 


Does anyone know where the love of god goes, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?

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 Cheers dodgy

Fri, 2019-04-26 16:18

 Cheers dodgy

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 Hey Crespo how are the fish

Tue, 2019-04-30 15:01

 Hey Crespo how are the fish up there at the moment? We are heading there in July for 2 weeks, we have only been there once so not sure of were to get a fish or two .....what channels are you refering to and is there any good areas within say 5 to 10 mile of the ramp?


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 I have only fished it a few

Wed, 2019-05-01 18:40

 I have only fished it a few times, in 2016-2017,  but we found drifting was really good. we had some decent long drifts right along the channels. It allowed us to cover a fair bit of ground. When we found a productive spot, we'd drift over it a few times. I think it really depends on if the water / wind enables you to drift along the edge of the channel. 

A couple of times when the wind or water flow was problematic we'd anchor up, still caught fish, but found it less productive than drifting. We had a lot more sharks take fish at anchor also.