Report 13/2/15

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Report 13/2/15

Post by subeditor » Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:05 am

This month the Tackle World Challenge is to catch a fish on a Koolabung Soft Vibe.
Simply email your photos to to be in the running for the $250 Tackle World Tackle Pack.

Keep praying for the rain to arrive – we need it. The Barras won’t fire unless we do; the rain will get the fish on the move and rejuvenate the estuary systems with a good wash out, what they all need. So without the rain, the weirs haven’t consistently flowed over, so the land based fisherman haven’t had too much to cheer about unfortunately, and because of the high winds the beaches haven’t been the place to be of late either, so heading up into the sweet water reaches of the rivers has proven a little more eventful, with plenty of sooty grunters getting caught. Any lure placed in the right area will get a sooty’s attention. Anything smaller enough to fit in their mouth, they’ll try and eat, a great little sport fish.

Don’t be too deterred from getting the tinny out on the water, there has still been the odd nice king salmon (threadfin) getting around, along with some quality grunter and jacks. Putting the extra effort into catching some live bait would be well worth it, especially this time of year, with plenty of large prawns and mullets getting around, the best castnet for catching prawns is a top pocket net with a large spread. Live bait is definitely the best option for barras when they’re a little bit quieter. Don’t forget to take the crab pots as well, the crabs are starting to move and are nice and full, if they manage to find their way into the pots. Using nice big baits and placing the pots at the mouths of the gutters and drains is the best bet.

Once again the forecast for this weekend is a wet and windy one. Sunday looks to be the least wet, bonus would be if we do get as much rain as they are predicting for Friday/Saturday then the crabs will definitely be on the move. Hopefully this will also fire the barras up, but stick to live bait for your best opportunity to land a nice Barra.

INFO BOARD - Checkout our website for many of the local anglers taking up the "Tackle World Challenge". So get involved I dare you!

Koolabung Vibe Promotion.
For the remainder of January and the month of February we are running a promotional price on the Koolabung Reef Ripper (60g) and Barra Bouncer (40g) Vibes of $14.99 (usually $19.99). Get in store and purchase these great soft vibes, one of the heavier vibes on the market, and when you catch a fish with one, take a good picture of you the fish and the lure, and send it in to us with some details to go into the draw to win a Koolabung lure pack, drawn after the 28th February 2015.

Have a great weekend
Danny, Renee & the Tackle World Team
Tackle World Townsville (07 4725 1266)
Domain Central, Townsville, QLD 4814
Jake Mudge had a great day flicking soft plastics in the Burdekin River catching and releasing a bunch of nice Sooty Grunter like this one.
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Brittney Leroy was very excited to get this nice queenfish aboard for a photo on a recent fishing trip.
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Graham McDonald caught these two Spanish mackerel while fishing out from Rollingstone recently.
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Thanks to everyone that took up the Tackle World Challenge for the month of January to catch a Coral Trout but there can be only one winner and congratulations goes to Joshua Reinke he wins the $250 Tackle Pack for this great photo - the fish was released after the photo to fight another day.
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Re: Report 13/2/15

Post by subeditor » Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:06 am

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