Weekly Report 17 Oct 10

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Weekly Report 17 Oct 10

Post by Brad » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:19 am

With the weather the way it is present offshore seems like a no go zone for the next week keep an eye on the fronts coming across and if we get a window go for gold.

Talked on Monday to a couple of blokes who were Awoonga virgins and they caught 3 fish on Saturday just gone, so my faith in the dam has been restored it gets tested on a monthly basis so now we feel it’s on the improve if you get a chance go for it. The fish they caught on Saturday were on green Squidgie’s with red tale 110mm

Good news on the bass front as there are some good size bass being caught so this is great news some more restocking and the dam should be back on track, with such a great dam out there we can’t afford to lose it.

Fresh is still flowing but the news is all good, the Carlton Mid rich fish have been released into the river and the first one caught will be worth $10,000 - you got it ten grand. Now just because the water is fresh don’t think you won’t catch them you will and some young fella’s have been getting fish on dead prawns, so come into Barra Jacks and find out just what you have to do to be eligible to collect the money, or go onto the Carlton Mid web site for all the details. The fish were released between Gavial Creek and the 400mtr marker in the town reach on the south side of town that’s all the info I have.

Fresh will still be a factor up the top end of Waterpark Creek but down the front if you can get there as it has been a little windy. Should be fishing very well this time of year expect to catch the full array of species, Flathead, Bream Whiting, Salmon, Queenfish, Barra, Jacks, it would be possible to get 10 species on the one day. There’s a challenge for someone. The best I have done was 9 here are the species remember they all count Cod, Flat Salmon, Flathead, Queenfish, Stargazer, Bream,Whiting, Fingermark, and a green toad. Like I said all species count.

The easiest way to fish the creek is from a tinnie but there are some good fish to be had from the bank if you know when and where to fish, so it should come as no surprise to you that you don’t fish as the water is leaving the creek. Now that I’ve said that I know there will be someone out there that caught there biggest flathead ever on the out going tide, lets just say you increase your chances of catching a fish if you fish the incoming tide, and there are some very simple reasons for this:- 1. With new water comes the food in the shape of bait fish making there way upstream with the tide. 2. As with the baitfish bigger fish also use the tide to get around the estuary so salmon, grunter, and bream also make their way around using the run in the water to help them. And because you are there at low tide waiting to fish find a spot that you think would be attractive to fish say a small group of oyster rocks just out off the bank about 20mtrs and if they have some depth of water around them at low water then you can bet there will be a fish hiding behind them as the water runs in it’s a perfect place for an ambush Barra country. Be careful at Coorooman Creek as there are croc’s in the system as there are in most of the estuary’s up this way.

The easiest way to describe the Port is this, when we have more rain and the creeks run into the Port then that will be the place to fish. And while the fresh is still in the main stream of the river only the southern side will have salt that’s Connor’s side and the fishing over there should be quite good, the crabs have been a little slow but the crabs you do get this time of year are usually good ones.

Perfect weather conditions for fishing the Causeway Lake system, windy offshore so the lake is protected, cold south westerly’s clean up the water and overcast so you don’t get too burnt, and just plain miserable so chances are you will have the place to yourself. Go, enjoy, there will be flathead in the lake along with Jacks, Grunter, Bream, winter is the best time to fish the causeway but the barra which are in there are a bit sluggish.

All running water in most of the systems west of Rocky...

Currently in flood, that should move a few redclaw around.

Awaiting a break in the weather and trips backing up…

Unfortunately the following fishing comps have been cancelled due to the minor flood levels being experienced in the river system’s Saratoga Classic, at Baralaba, And the Barra Bounty. The good news is the Carlton Mid Rich fish Promotion will still go ahead so although the river will experience a minor flood the fish will still be tagged and the $ 10,000 will still be up for grabs.

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