Report Thur 15th Feb 07

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Report Thur 15th Feb 07

Post by Brad » Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:23 am


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Well hasn’t it been great to see a bit of rain - finally. I would be dusting off the cast net shortly as the rain should flush a few prawns out into the main river systems within the next couple of days. A bit more rain would be welcome just to help flush those river systems a bit more.

Chris and Nathan got out earlier in the week to try out some lures and soft plastics and hit the jackpot. The inside reef around Big Woody Island is producing some nice cod and trout on the troll. We got out early before the rain came and found this was the best time.

The NU2 beacon was next on the agenda and we hit pay dirt there too. School mackerel were taken on Trollcraft lures that dive to about 3 metres. Nathan hooked a beaut golden trevally of about 25 lb.

We anchored up and decided to try a few soft plastics, with varied results. We found using the heavier 40lb fluorocarbon put them off the bite so we changed down to a 20lb rig. Although we lost a bit of gear we still had a great time hooking up mackerel and mack tuna. It’s an exhilarating experience hooking up to a mack tuna on light line - a screaming reel and a really loaded up rod.

Other reports are the whiting and gar are still around most of the beaches, although the protected spots are probably better comfort wise.

The Artificial Reef is working well early morning and late afternoon, although the bigger fish seem to be a bit more dormant, being that the tides have very little between them, creating next to no run.

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Throughout the straits fishos have been picking up queenies on the troll. The rain has seen the mud crabs starting to move in Cauri and Karlo creeks.
Beach fishing has seen some great catches of whiting, dart, bream and jewies. The hot spots seem to be from about Little Rock through to Double Island. The weed through that area is non-existent, giving up plenty of fishable gutters. Offshore has been too rough to fish.

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No report from Tony this week. The weather just hasn’t cooperated, with the bar being particularly treacherous of late. Here’s hoping the weather improves in the near future

Nathan Blackman

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