swan flatties

 Hi folks, new to here and to the swan river. Been fishing bath street in Maylands and getting lots of small bream, but am keen for a swan flathead. No boat but any hot spots would be awesome. Thanks in advance

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Fish the flats on high tide

Mon, 2012-03-12 18:52

Fish the flats on high tide man.. I have had a bit of luck when its been really really hot high tide & flicking softies around


try  around canningbridge & applecross flats and around the mt henry bridge!

also the left bank I hear is producing some ripper fish



Cheers Steve



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 thanks heaps steve

Mon, 2012-03-12 18:57

 thanks heaps steve

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alos try claremont jetty

Tue, 2012-03-13 18:42

alos try claremont jetty always catch flattys there on soft plastics youll even get the odd flounder aswel


to fish or not to fish is that even an option?

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Beware the blowies

Wed, 2012-03-14 18:37

I had accidental joy at Claremont Jetty with flathead while chasing tailor (got lazy retrieving a metal twisty, stopped winding mid way for a reach into the esky, one jumped on, changed retrieve, more flatties followed) and reading posts here and other reports, it's a great place for flathead both from the jetty and walking/ wading the shore.

However THE BLOWIES ARE BASTARDS!  When I snagged the flathead, I went straight to the soft plastics, chasing more.  Five casts, each one only retrieving the jig heads.  Kids next to me dropping crab nets were pulling easily 15 - 20 blowies in each.  The metal twisty produced a few more flatties and no blowies.  Also the jetty produced alot of cute girls from boats tying up to take a run for more alcohol (a warm Saturday afternoon, God bless Perth) and very few of them were "flatties".  Good luck man.

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 I go to claremont tons and

Fri, 2012-05-11 08:03

 I go to claremont tons and fish you should go there using hardbodies like the ecogear sx 40,43 I find they work great. I have also had lots of luck using the Z man grubz soft plastics, they work great because they are blowie proof!