Report 7 Sep 07

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Report 7 Sep 07

Post by Brad » Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:17 am

With the temperature slowly on the rise there have been a few reports of Barra starting to trickle in from the freshwater weirs in Ross River. Soft plastics and surface fizzers have been accounting for most of these catches. The rock walls around Townsville have also been producing the odd Barra also with the Koolabung razor back lure working a treat.

Morrissey creek has been producing some exceptional bream lately with some real horse Pikey Bream smashing everything from dead baits to small live baits and lures. With the temperature slowly on the rise the Bohle, Haughton and Morrissey are slowly improving when it comes to reports of Barra catches with most success still coming from those using smaller live baits and casting lures. However over the coming weeks I would expect the barra to start to switch onto the larger baits and there should be some very good barra taken on the troll. One of my favourite
trolling lure is the Richo Extracter 14cm so don't forget to take one of these next time you hit the creeks for a troll. The crabs have been a little on the quite side with most reports suggesting that most of the crabs at the moment are either female or just under size. Hopefully the little bit of rain we had earlier in the week might have put a few larger bucks on the move, here's hoping.

The condition on the water over the last week has been very ordinary and the fishing hasn't been much better. The Gilbert Group NQ Mining Industry Billfish Challenge for 2007, rapped up proceedings last night with "Reel Chase" taking out the large boat division with 6 billfish tagged with "Sedative" taking out the small boat division with only one Billfish tagged and released. The season on the whole this year has been very slow and one can only hope the fish are on the way and the run this year is late. Apart from the Billfish Challenge there have been very few boats out braving the elements, with only a couple of reports of spanish mackerel taken on trolled wolf herring around the Cape.

It looks like the windy conditions might be finally easing later this week and the spanish mackerel and reef species should be back on the cards again. The tides have plenty of run in them and look ideal for chasing any of the offshore species. Hit the shoals for some reds around the change in the tides or troll a few wolf herring around Rattlesnake Island or Cape Cleveland for some monster spanish mackerel.

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Danny Brooks
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