Weekly Report 27 Nov 09

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Weekly Report 27 Nov 09

Post by Brad » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:57 pm

The Bohle River is alive with bait at the moment. Just ask big Daz who said the bait was soo thick that they were jumping in the boat over the weekend. With so much bait around it seems the fish have stuffed themselves and fishing has been once again slow. It’s been a while but finally we are getting some reliable reports of good eating size prawns turning up in the Bohle. A quick cast net session from a regular produced 16kg of prawns between a few of them in an hour or so. Venturing out of town, Morrissey’s and the Haughton have been producing some excellent flathead of late with small minnows and soft plastics doing most of the damage. Oddly there have been consistent reports of big whiting in these areas as well, which is unusual for this time of year but who’s complaining.

Plenty to talk about this week, but reports were mixed from reef to reef with best fishing coming from Bramble, Trunk and Walker Reef. Trout, red throat and Spanish mackerel were easy to find as schools of bait clinging close to reefs made it easy to locate holding fish. A common catch of late has been the barramundi cod, a beautiful but protected fish and should be handled with care. Also on the chew is the footballer or blue spot trout. When you stumble across footballer trout on a mark you will more than likely encounter this species on the same mark time and time again. The Spanish mackerel were also in good numbers too with fish around the 15kg mark the average. Trolled lures and drifted pilchards were too tempting for these speedsters which should be at the end of their trademark run. Those who fished overnight for reds found the ground around grub reef most productive, with emperors up to 10kg common. One regular told of some good captures taken on soft plastics like the Berkley gulp in the 7inch size. He was using a double paternoster rig with one hook baited with squid and the other a plastic, and found on a number of occasions the plastic was the first to get hit. Those bottom fishing around Keeper reef and surrounds described the fishing as slow, with constant moving failing to jag a decent fish.

Northern Conquest Charters:
Great to back on the water after the winds are gone. Good Red Emperor, some really good trout, big cobia with a few Spanish mackerel thrown in saw some excellent eating fish boated. Thanks to Warren and John for your ongoing support of our business. Whilst we have not been catching Mackerel in huge numbers of late the last week have seen them return in good numbers. Last week we entertained a group from Kleen Maid Sydney on a 3 day trip. We first took them crabbing in Alligator ck for some great results before the reef opened at midnight. The next two days saw the blokes bring on board Coral Trout and Red Throat in good numbers with plenty of large mouth Nannygai and some excellent Red Emperor on the shoals. Thanks to Theo, Mick, Owen and the rest of boys for a great trip.

An interesting thing that we have noticed over a period of time that the numbers of Maori wrasse have definitely increased over the last couple of years with them becoming regular catches on our boat. It is important that these beautiful fish are released in the correct manner so as their numbers continue to increase to the point where they may become a take species in the future. A lot has been said over the protection of some species but it is apparent that these regulations do aid endangered fish life and should be followed to the letter. Think that if you want to get into some reds and Coral Trout the next few weeks should see some awesome fishing.
Cheers Eddie Giles and Les Youman Skippers "Sir Reel" For contact details go to http://www.tackleworldtownsville.com.au (http://www.tackleworldtownsville.com.au/ ) and click on the charter operators’ icon.

Fingers crossed for another weekend of good weather, and with a steady run in the tide conditions would be ideal to hit the reef. If the bait continues to hold around Bramble and Trunk Reef, this would be my choice of location for the weekend.

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Re: Weekly Report 27 Nov 09

Post by shaun » Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:50 am

hi i am off to bramble for a spot of night fishing i have been out there heaps during the day but this is my first night fish out there .do you have any spots out near Bramble that would be worth a try

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