One of our favourite types of fishing that we do on every charter in every location we visit is drifting the shallow reef flats in 3ft-10ft of water and casting with 50-60lb spin gear for a huge variety of species. It is one of the most enjoyable types of fishing you can do, and seeing a big trout, red bass or wrasse come screaming across the flats to destroy your lure is seriously exciting.
Out of the lures below our top picks by species would be:-
There are over 30 different species that we encounter drifting the reef flats of the outer Barrier Reef, and choosing the perfect lure to cast at a bommie is all part of the fun. Whatever you choose, make sure you hold on tight and go hard at the fish when you hookup, because fishing in 4ft of coral covered reef is not for the faint hearted.