Weekly Report 15 Jan 11

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Weekly Report 15 Jan 11

Post by Brad » Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:09 pm

Time to provide an update of what's happening around CQ. Finally the old Fitzroy River is falling. It should drop away pretty quickly as this week progresses. That will mean clean up time in Rocky and a really bad smell around the place from the mud and rotting vegetation. On the fishing front, things will slowly start improving hopefully. Out wide when the weather allows, reefies have been pretty good on the whole, with some decent pelagics thrown into the mix as well. Closer in around the Keppels, surprisingly some folks have found pan-sized reefies in water deeper than about 15 metres. Sharks have been a problem though, and they seem to especially like coral trout.

Up north the grunter have been on the chew in all the usual spots, but mostly safer dark, so getting there is a bit of a lottery with the floating debris still in the bay. I'd be heading up in the daylight and staying all night, returning next morning to minimize the risk. This week is full moon with very big morning high tides. This makes offshore reef fishing pretty difficult. But pelagics like the run, so work the edge of the fresh water for mackerel and all manner of other beasts. The coast has been quiet due to the fresh, but it could be worth trying the small coastal creek exits like Kinka, Barwells etc on the hour around the top of the morning tides for whiting. Live beach worms or yabbies would be the go. I tried up the beach for dart, but no joy.
Good luck.

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