Report 16/5/19

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Report 16/5/19

Post by subeditor » Thu May 16, 2019 3:21 pm

Hi everyone it looks much the same as last week with winds forecast up around 20 knots however there is a lot more run in the tides with the full moon over the weekend the creeks and rivers will be the place to wet a line.

Much the same as last week as the temperature drops the weirs are likely to get harder and harder to get the fish to fire however the little bit of rain through the week may have some influence on the Barra. The full moon this weekend should also increase the activity in the weirs with surface lures a great option on a moon lit night.

Creeks, Rivers & Beaches
The fishing have been quite good lately with reports of plenty of Blue Salmon being caught with fresh prawns and strip baits working well around the mouths of the creeks and rivers on the run out tide. The Barra are also around in good numbers with fish starting to switch to the bigger prawn baits as the temperature drops. Both live prawn and imitation prawn lures like the Zerek Live Shrimp rigged weed-less are both great options around the snags. In the deeper wholes soft vibes are still accounting for their fair share of good Barra. It is also mentioning that quite a few larger fish have been marking up on sounders but are proving hard to get to bite at times. Reducing the size of your lure or soft plastic down around the 3 to 4” mark and using lighter leader can sometimes get a bite out of these bigger fish.
Matthew caught this trevally on a lure while fishing around the coast guard boat ramp.
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Once again the mud crabs continue to play the game with good catches continuing over the last few weeks. Just in the last week there have been some very good reports of both quality and quantity when it comes to muddies. The Bohle River and the local creeks in the bay have been crabbing very well.

The beaches are also starting to fish well with some nice reports of big flathead starting to trickle in with soft plastic prawn lures or grub tails working well on a very slow retrieve as the water pushes out through the undulations in the sand bars.
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Hunter and his brother Riley had a ball recently fishing off the beach at Cape Cleveland with Hunter catching this Barra and big brother Riley this nice one also.
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Offshore & Bay
On repeat from last week the winds are up so there is not likely to be much opportunity to get offshore but once it drops out it will be on for young and old with so many great signs of a cracker mackerel season.

Very limited diving options this past week, the dirty inshore water and strong wind has prevented a lot of spearos from getting wet. During these long periods of bad weather, pool training is always a good option. There are a few options locally to train for both freediving and spear fishing, a quick search online will direct you to ‘Townsville Skindiving Club’or ‘Freedive Townsville’ both are fantastic resources and can get you networked and training. Fingers crossed by the end of next week the weather will provide us with some more dive able options and we can all get out for a dive or two.

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