Winter flathead

Hey guys just wondering if going after flatties in winter is a good idea or if there are any certain weather conditions or times of day that would be best suited. A few blokes tell me that summer is the best time for em but ya can still fish for em all year round.


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Flatties

Wed, 2013-07-31 17:50

 Yes mate all year round in the river. Skinny water (so that its warmer) is best, Point Walter towards the river mouth this time year will produce.

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any luck with hard bodies in winter??

Sat, 2013-08-03 17:32

 interesting.  would they still take hardbodies in the cooler months? even on bait ive found them rare to catch in winter. I know the bream wont even sniff at a hardbody in winter. 

 

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 Cheers mate. Might be a

Wed, 2013-07-31 18:09

 Cheers mate. Might be a stupid question but how do i get to the river mouth?

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Wed, 2013-07-31 21:27

 Point Walter, Fremantle Traffic Bridge, the flats in front of the Left Bank. Pick a warm day / still and you'll get flatties.

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You can get them all year

Wed, 2013-07-31 19:13

You can get them all year round in the river as mentioned but it can be a lot of casts between fish in winter. If your not prepared to cast all day & not see scales, forget it. Better off waiting until October when the flatties start getting more active & you can catch a few in a few hours with no problem.

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dived the river last night

Thu, 2013-08-01 16:17

dived the river last night and spotted a fair few flathead, no mosters to be seen though

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if you have a boat there's a

Sat, 2013-08-03 17:35

if you have a boat there's a few big ones of rotto my mate got a 55 cm one 2 weeks ago

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 I got a 44cm flathead up the

Mon, 2013-08-05 19:21

 I got a 44cm flathead up the Canning below Castledare Railway about 4 weeks ago so they're around if you're lucky. Was a hell of a surprise to me when I pulled it in

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wouldnt waste my time until

Sat, 2013-08-10 09:40

wouldnt waste my time until late october november