Report 6/4/18

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Report 6/4/18

Post by subeditor » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:17 pm

Hi everyone it looks like another windy weekend at this stage but as usual things can change when there is a low buzzing around off the coast. So if you are heading out make sure you check the latest forecast.
Sienna had a ball recently catching this very nice Mangrove Jack on a trip to the Bohle.
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Creeks & Bay
The neap tides this weekend can make things a little difficult sometimes but it is really just about changing things up a little. These sorts of tides are often great for fishing areas in the creeks, rivers or Islands where the current is usually to strong on other tides. Jigging these areas with vibe style lures or hopping lightly weighted soft plastics along the bottom can often result in some very good fish during these tides.
Prawn imitation soft plastics like the Zerek Shrimp are perfect for this method of fishing rigged weedless they can be bounced through structure and over ledges and rock bars. Another very popular soft plastic for this type of fishing is the gulp shrimp. Just try to keep a close eye on your line as any unusual movement can often mean a fish has had a go at the plastic.
If you are setting your pots this weekend with little or no run in the tides the crabs are most likely to be in the deeper holes. With the freshwater influence these tides might find a few prawns clustered together in the deeper wholes just out from a good mud drain.
Chantal was very excited to catch her first ever barra also fishing the Burdekin River.
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David fished the Burdekin recently catching his first barra.
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Once again as the water slows down so too will the barra bite in the Weirs but they are there all year round and there is no reason they want take a well presented lure or soft plastics. It can often be a case of trying as many soft plastics or lures you can until you find something that is working on the day. Most of the time the fish will be there it is just a matter of getting the fish to bite. The go to soft plastics over the last month would have to be the Happy Rocks Big Willy’s.

This weekend there doesn’t look like much opportunity to get offshore however if things do change I can report there was some good fish caught last week on the Thursday and Friday before the winds came through. With report of quality nannygai caught in close around the shoals and wonky holes. The wonky holes should have plenty of flow at the moment with all the rain the underground water table will be bursting at the seams.

Good Friday brought with it a small window of opportunity for those keen divers to poke out for a look.
Personally I tried my luck around the Cape which was a terrible decision all things considered, the visibility was shocking to say the least. It wasn’t a total waste of time though with the Cape waterfalls in full flow allowing us the chance to explore these treasures after our decent hit of rain.
A good number of divers did manage to get out to the reef, with common catches of Coral Trout and the odd Spanish getting taken. The Reef visibility was certainly not its best but an easily diveable 10m was to be found on most spots.
With this cyclone looking more and more likely to disappear altogether it should give us a few days to dive in the coming week.

In the meantime why not come into Tackle World Domain and check out our range of Penetrator and Dive R fins we have them for all budgets ranging from our composite blades up to our premium Carbon blades.

Danny, Milesy, Cam & the Tackle World Team
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