Weekly Report 19 Oct 07

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Weekly Report 19 Oct 07

Post by Brad » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:03 am

The rock walls around the Casino have been producing the odd nice barra on lures. Shelly beach has also been producing some nice barra around the rocks on a rising tide. The lakes in and around Fairfield waters has continued to produce Tarpon on small lures.

The reports of golden grunter have continued with plenty of reports of good fish in many of the creeks running into both Bowling Green Bay and Cleveland Bay, with the better fish on the bite further up the system around the tops of the tide. The fingermark have started to show up in good numbers in many of the deep holes and channels with the Hinchinbrook area, Morrissey and the Haughton River probably the pick of the spots at the moment with live green back herring producing plenty of good fingermark in these areas. Barra captures have continued with trolled lures working wonders around the deeper rock bars and snags while casting lures have been producing some good barra and mangrove jack in recent times also. The live bait fishers have also been catching their fair share with large prawn, and mullet accounting for most capture. The mud crabs have been on the move lately with some good quality bucks showing up over the last couple of weeks, maybe as a result of the minimal rain we had a few weeks ago. There has also been some good reports of quality prawn in many of the creeks with Phillips landing producing some exception prawns last week, as we all now prawns don't hang around for long so they may have moved on since then?

Reports from offshore and the bay have been very limited due to the Coral reef finfish closures and the strong winds. Hopefully there is more to report next week. I have heard however that the grey mackerel are starting to school up in the Halifax bay areas so maybe next week if the winds drop it might be well worth checking the area around Balgal shoals.

With the strong winds forecast for this weekend the creeks look like the only real option, but that isn't a bad thing as many of the creeks and rivers seem to be fishing quite well lately. I like the morning tides for both the Haughton and Morrissey for a spot of luring for barra and jacks and the afternoon making tide looks ideal for chasing a few grunter on garfish and mullet strips.
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