Weekly Report 18 Jan 14

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Weekly Report 18 Jan 14

Post by Brad » Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:57 pm

LAND BASED
The upper freshwater reaches of the northern creeks and rivers such as Crystal Creek and the Herbert River have produced consistent numbers of good sized sooty grunter and jungle perch. For those willing to make the trek, good sessions on light spin gear and surface lures have been reported. Favourite lure would be the Strada Chaos 45 and the natural colours have been working a treat.

INSHORE
The creeks have been flowing hard with the big tides of recent stirring up the mangroves and timber so the mangrove jacks have been a little quiet. Luckily for those fishing the local creek mouths the grunter and fingermark have been around in numbers. Cuttlefish heads have been the pick of the bait for grunter with the odd one taking soft vibes like the transam. Jigging soft plastics for fingermark has also proven successful. Promising reports have come from those who have set a few crab pots with steady numbers of crabs being caught, with a bit more rain on its way it’ll only get better. It pays to also check the crabs for fullness just by judging their weight, saves cooking and cleaning crabs for very little yield, as we haven’t had much rain this tends to be the case more often than not.

OFFSHORE & BAY
With the wind blowing consistently the past week there weren’t many brave anglers heading out prepared to battle the big tides and wind. However the few select keen anglers that headed out nice and early to beat the wind aimed for the protection of the islands and were quite successful getting amongst some larger grey mackerel and plenty of trevally with the odd monster queenfish chasing bait being pushed in by the big tides. For these species chasing smaller bait, trolling a lure similar in size to the bait will bring about the best chance of success.

SUGGESTED SPOTS THIS WEEKEND
Weather looks like it’s finally on the improve by Sunday; hopefully you’ll get the opportunity to head out to the shoals and reefs. It’s also great tides for jigging soft plastics along the reef edges. Look for a ledge in slightly deeper water holding bait, there’s a good chance that’ll be home to some good trout this time of year.

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