Report 2/8/19

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Report 2/8/19

Post by subeditor » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:55 am

Hi everyone it looks like the winds will be up over 20 knots this weekend so most of the fishing will be confined to the creeks and rivers.

Freshwater
With the winds up this weekend the freshwater reaches around Townsville could be a great option. Ross River Weirs seem to be starting to fish well again around the moon.

Creeks, Rivers & Beaches
The morning tides look good for chasing a few bream, whiting and flathead with both tides either side of the high looking quite fishable compared to the late afternoon tides which will be pushing in quite fast. Fishing the gutters and sand drains as the tide drops off the flats should produce some nice whiting and flathead. While the deeper banks holding shell and rock are likely to be great places to look for a good feed of bream.
In terms of the barra the Haughton seems to be fishing quite well lately with prawn style soft plastics working well lately. The Hinchinbrook Channel should fish well this weekend with good tides for the area, with some nice fish likely to be feeding up over the flats. Shallow diving lures like the Jackson Snubby have been working well in these areas of late.
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Billy loves his fishing and this cod was sent back to fight another day after the photo.
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Steven was flicking a few lures around three mile creek when this nice flathead smashed his lure.
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Offshore & Bay
There has continued to be good reports of black jew being caught on vibes jigged around the pylons in the bay. The reports of mackerel continued while the winds played the game however it looks like the winds will be up this weekend with the big high in the bite. It looks like a weekend for the creeks and rivers or one to go over your gear and gets things sorted for when the winds drop out.
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Serge had a ball fishing the shipping pylons jigging some vibes landing this very nice Black Jew.
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Dive
The diving was a tad quieter than expected last week with the weather playing funny business. The building tides and wind reduced inshore visibility to less than ideal however, it didn’t completely shut it down with a few locals getting down in the mud and bagging a couple of nice Fingermark and Barra. The reef had a lot better visibility, personally experiencing Vis in excess of 25-30m. The shallows was where it was at, with every manner of species being taken in less than 5meters of water including Red Emperor, Red Throat, Trout and even Buffalo emperor making an appearance.
Unfortunately this weekend looks like a good one to work on your gear and get sorted for the next break in the wind. With the forecast up, now’s the time to drop into TW Townsville and get them rubbers changed or some new rigging. Until then always dive safe and never take more than you need.
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