Report 27/2/15

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Report 27/2/15

Post by subeditor » Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:35 pm

Tackle World Challenge: With the good weather around and finally a few good days to get offshore it is the perfect time to try a few Koolabung Soft Vibes and take out this months Tackle World Challenge.
Simply email your photo to us or post it on our facebook page for your chance to win the $250 Tackle Pack
We will accept photos up to and including Monday 2nd March - Good Luck.

THE ROUNDUP
The reports have finally been very positive coming out of the creeks, with plenty of quality barra catches and big fingermarks making their presence known. Trolling has accounted for many of the barra catches recently, lure depth has been key. Making sure your lure is trolling at the correct depth to have it right in the ‘strikzone’ will get you the bites. Speed is also a determining factor, barramundi traditionally like a very slow speed, getting the lure to stay in the strikezone for as long as possible. The anglers using live bait have been getting amongst it as well, using live prawn and smaller mullets. The grunters are still around in good numbers with a lot around the 50cm size, smaller vibes have been the best lure for grunters, remembering they are notoriously harder to catch on artificial baits. Cuttlefish heads would have to be the old favourite grunter bait. When wanting to target grunter, think about fishing ledges and depth changes along sandbars in and around creek mouths, this is where the bait will be moving through.

The weather has been pretty good (aside from the odd storm) this past week, there has been plenty of opportunity for boaties to get out into the bay. There has been a few nice mackerel getting around, both the grey and spotty species. Trolling small metallic hard bodies would be your best bet; typically the school mackerel in the bay will be chasing smaller bait. When fishing structure there have also been plenty of smaller nannygai getting caught amongst grunter and fingermark, a great mixed bag.

There have also been plenty of bigger boats making their way out to the reef recently during the latest reprieve in windy weather. Reports were a little sketchy, with a few boats working very hard for the fish they did bring home which consisted mainly of coral trout. The boats that focussed mainly in the deeper water away from the reefs had better results, with plenty of trout, big nannygai and the odd red emperor. Oddly enough with the low pressure system that we’ve had floating around, the red throat emperors were a little thinner than usual. Trouts love jigs, and the Dogtooth jigs that are fresh on the market are dynamite, and will even catch a variety of reef fish, including the elusive big red, tried and tested by the boys on Northern Conquest Charters.

SUGGESTED SPOTS THIS WEEKEND
The weather is perfect for a trip to the reef again. Overnight trips when possible are one way to avoid being out in the sweltering hit we are facing at the moment. Red emperors are also better targeted through the night with large fresh baits. If the sharks move in, think about moving on to another spot, they’ll just get worse and there will be next to no chance of pulling a fish up through them. There have also been some quality mackerel getting around the reef edges, so well worth having that floating pilchard right out the back on a set of gangs.



INFO BOARD -

MILITARY UNITS WILL BE CARRYING OUT LIVE FIRING WITHIN A FIVE (5) NAUTICAL MILE (9260 METRES) RADIUS OF POSITION 19° 02’ 27’’S 146° 36’ 43’’E (RATTLESNAKE ISLAND) ON
Friday 27 February 2015, 7:00am – 4:00pm.


Have a great weekend

Danny, Renee & the Tackle World Team
Tackle World Townsville (07 4725 1266)
Domain Central, Townsville, QLD 4814
http://www.tackleworldtownsville.com.au
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Jayden Thompson was casting poppers around Cape Cleveland when this monster GT climbed on.
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Kerrin Gregory landed this very nice Barra while fishing off Saunders Beach recently it took a live mullet.
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Luke Johnston caught this quality Barra on an overnight trip to Morrissey’s creek it took a live garfish.
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