Fishing headlands in winter

Fishing headlands in winter

Fishing Headlands in winter can be very rewarding and can sometimes yield unusual catches.

In this episode Ryan fishes with his mates Bo and Sharkey. They hit the water over two half days fishing around the headlands of Hinchinbrook.

Fishing headlands in Winter



Ryan Moody Fishing lures

To purchase the lures used in this video you can visit our >> shop

The Spaniard was caught on our Scaleblazer lure and the Golden Snapper took the Pillager. 

I have caught Spanish Mackerel fishing around headlands in winter before.

But it was the first time I've caught a cobia on a vibe.

Spanish mackerel in the creek on Ryan Moody Scaleblazer lure

Spanish mackerel in the creek on Ryan Moody Scaleblazer lure > Buy them here.

Spanish mackerel with no dorsal fin

This particular fish had no anal fin. It's not uncommon for fish to be missing a fin and I've caught several barra with no dorsal fin before.

Fishing the headlands in winter - nice chopper fingermark

Fishing the headlands in winter can yield some great catches including this top eating fish - Golden Snapper. It was Bo's PB chopper! We cook it up in a previous blog. Click here for the recipe.



Cobia like this fight hard and often play up at the boat. One of the two times in my life I've ever been hooked was dealing with a cobia while filming with ET. The other was a hook in the nose after being startled by a large croc.

As you can see, fishing headlands in winter can be very productive.

Finding fish can be part of the problem for some.

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When you only get small weather windows for fishing, it makes sense to make the most of it by investing in knowledge.

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And it's only $20 Australian at the moment and well worth a look.

You won't catch anything fishing headlands in winter unless you have a good understanding of your marine equipment.

If you don't learn anything let me know and I'll give you your money back.

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Gear and tackle used.

During our fishing the headlands in winter video we used the following gear.


GARMIN 8412 and GT51 transducer. (find out why >>here)


As you can see by the video, you never know what river monster is going to jump on so don't go under gunned.

Rod: Quantum Smoke Inshore 701SPH (Fingermark)    Shimano Grappler 10kg S60-5 (Cobia)

Reel: Quantum Smoke S3 Inshore 40

Lures: Various - click the links to purchase the Pillager and Scaleblazer.

Line: 30lb braid with 60lb Ande mono leader.

Knots used.

Wind on leader system

Perfection loop to attach lures.


I hope you enjoyed our fishing headlands in winter video.

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About The Author

Ryan Moody

Ryan Moody started his fishing career on the reef boats before catching bucket list marlin for the likes of champion heavy tackle angler Johnno Johnson, INXS and the King of Sweden. Branching out in the late 80's to guided barramundi fishing, Ryan has made a name for himself as a Big Barramundi specialist and to date has put clients onto over 2000 metre plus barra. That is over 2 kilometres of metre plus barra! With attitudes changing from 'keep all you can' towards catch and release, Ryan has decided to share his extensive knowledge and hopefully inspire people of all ages to get out from behind the computer screen/TV and into the fishing outdoors lifestyle he has spent his life perfecting.

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