Report 10/2/17

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Report 10/2/17

Post by subeditor » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:47 am

With the opening of Barra season on Sunday there has been a bunch of boats getting out on the water for the chance to chase the mighty barramundi. Albeit the reports coming in have been patchy, some of the local creeks have been a little quiet but the creeks to the south, like the Haughton River and Morrissey’s Creek have been fishing better with the bigger tides around the full moon. There have also been a couple of good reports coming from the Hinchinbrook Channel, of both quality barra and good numbers of mangrove jacks. The tides have a lot of run in them this weekend so fishing the creeks will be a little tougher; especially the bigger systems like Morrissey’s that push a lot of water. Generally during these large tides, pushing as far up the creek as possible for the last couple of hours of the run in tide, then fishing the mouth for the run out are your best options, otherwise there is generally too much current and run in the tide through the middle reaches of most creeks. On tides such as this weekend “doing the miles will get the smiles”.
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Jenna had a real fight on her hands landing this very nice Barra.
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Young Bean had a ball recently catching this Barra while fishing with his dad at Barratta creek.
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The big tides should push the bait into the creeks, along with that will come the trevallies, queenfish and salmon, great sport for the light line fisherman and the family. This weekend coming high tide is in the morning, so getting the kids down to the beaches to wet a line will be a good option before the wind and heat pick up. There has been some good grunter and big flathead creeping around the beaches chasing prawns and smaller mullets that have been around after the tiny bit of rain we’ve had.

There hasn’t been many boats heading to the reef with the unpredictable weather of late, but the report from the charter guys has been that there is plenty of red throats and large mouth nannygai getting around. There has also been plenty of coral trout getting caught around, the boats heading to the reef when the weather permits have been coming home with a good feed.
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Ingham girls Sandra and Lorelle managed a great feed of reef fish on a trip offshore.
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SUGGESTED SPOTS THIS WEEKEND
The weather gods have sent some very breezy conditions our way this weekend, so offshore adventures will be out the question. The creeks will be the place to go, which isn’t a bad option especially with the barra season open. Also with a few storms around the jacks should be very active, head up to the tops of the creeks, as with the rain the fish will head up in search of the bait. Also don’t forget the crab pots, it will be well worth the effort from what we’ve been hearing, with plenty of quality mud crabs making their way into the pots, with the bigger tides the best areas to set your pots will be out the front of the creeks on the flats.

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