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Report 1/2/19

Post by subeditor » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:38 pm

Hi everyone how good is this rain, the dam is full and the weirs are pumping. Perfect timing just before the Barra season opens. We are in for a great Barra season, bring it on.

Freshwater, Creeks, Rivers & Beaches
With so much freshwater stirring all the baitfish up it is a great time to target these big Barra. Before the dam went over the weirs were fishing very well however with so much water pumping down the system at the moment it will be a little hard to find areas to fish and stay safe. However once the water settles down we should see one of the best Barra seasons we have seen in a long time. These sorts of rain events are gold for fishing generally with the old saying “drought on the land drought at sea”. There is definitely no drought in North Queensland this year.
If you do intend fishing the weirs once things settle remember you will need a SIPs Permit as these areas are stocked impoundments and are part of the Queensland government scheme.
From all reports the Barra in the weirs have been taking smaller than usual paddle tail soft plastics however it is always a good idea to have a variety of sizes and colours as these fish tend to change their focus depending on the river conditions.
Once the Barra season opens on midday Friday there will be plenty of opportunity to fish the beaches and areas along the strand as there should be some nice Barra working along these areas. The areas around the mouths of the small creeks running out into the bay should be ideal stops to cast a few lures.
Although there is a lot of freshwater influence in most the creeks and rivers there has been some good reports of crabs. This rain should push most of the crabs out of their holes and into the main creek channels.
John had a ball fishing the weirs lately landing this nice Barra.
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Sylvane and Alexandria had a great day out on the water catching a bunch of fish like this flathead and whiting.
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Offshore & Bay
The rain and wind has kept most offshore anglers at home so there isn’t much to report this week. Hopefully after the rain things might settle down and if we can get some calm weather there should be plenty of baitfish concentrations and where there is bait there should be plenty of bigger fish.

Once again not much to report this week with the weather conditions, it will take some time for inshore waters to clear however there should still be plenty of opportunities once the weather clears up and fingers crossed we get some glass out days. Once again remember it’s very important to be aware of our surrounds, it’s essential now that you cover up face to toe as the very real risk of Marine Stingers is ever present, a Rashy or 1.5mm wetsuit is sufficient. Remember all, if you are heading out, be careful, look out for one another and never take more than you need.

Danny & the Tackle World Team
Tackle World Townsville (07 4725 1266)
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