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Report Mon 5 March

Post by Brad » Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:23 pm

The freshwater is still flowing over the weirs however it has dropped considerably over the last couple of days to around half a foot. However this still seems to be enough to keep the barramundi interested with fish still getting caught.
Earlier this week, Kris Thorburn had a real fight on his hand when this 121cm barra (photo attached) slurped down his live herring. After a 15 minute fight the big fish was measured and quickly released. Kris has caught quite a few this year letting most go particularly fish 90cm and over. This is great to see and it’s a shame more of these larger fish are not released as they are the future a great fishery. Maybe dare I say it the maximum size limit of Barramundi should be reduced to something more respectable? There isn’t a lot of saltwater barra caught over a metre let alone 1.2 metres (current maximum size limit).

Reports of good quality Mangrove Jack are coming from the Haughton, Morrissey and the Barratta creeks. With slab baits tending to be the bait of choice over livies at the moment.
There has also been some nice grunter and kilo plus bream caught lately in many of the creeks around Townsville and the Burdekin.
The mud crabs have also shown up in reasonable numbers recently however most are half full and with only a few good one amongst them.

It has been blown out over the last two week as a result there has been little or no with nothing to report.

The tides look ideal this weekend for lure casting for Barra and jacks in and around the Hinchinbrook channel area.

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Kris Thorburn u…arra 1Mar07.JPG
Kris Thorburn with a massive barra

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