Report 15/5/15

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Report 15/5/15

Post by subeditor » Fri May 15, 2015 1:14 pm

This month the Tackle World Challenge is to catch a mud crab. There has been some great photos sent in so far. So if you want to join the challenge just simply catch a muddie and email your photo to us or post it on our facebook page for your chance to win the $250 Tackle Pack
The creeks and beaches have been fishing well of late. In the creeks there have been good catches of barra amongst the timber covered banks on smaller hard bodies and prawn style soft plastics lightly weighted. The barra will tend to sit in shallower water in the cooler months chasing smaller bait, therefor smaller profile, shallow running lures cast in and around the timber is a great option. The same areas will hold mangrove jacks and the bigger bream around this time of year. Along the beaches good catches or whiting are occurring with more consistency on both poppers and baits. Whiting are great fun on light line and most wouldn’t realise how aggressive of a fish these guys are, great for the kids to have some fun with down the beach.

We still haven’t heard of too many reports of the small school mackerel in the bay yet but with the cooler weather forecast this weekend, it might be the start of the cool down we need to bring the numbers in close. The grunter have still been getting caught around cape Cleveland, fresh squid and cuttlefish heads have been the best baits for the bigger grunter, also fresh local peeled prawns have accounted for some good catches as well.

The bigger boats taking advantage of the good weather over the last couple of weeks have had mixed reports. Certain reefs, where the sharks weren’t lurking produced good number of trout and only a few red throats. The large mouth nannygai have been hanging around off the edges of the reefs in slightly deeper water with a few lucky crews getting amongst them. The Spanish mackerels haven’t been around in schooling numbers yet on the shoals but the odd one around 10kg is getting caught by the boats out waiting for the juvenile black marlin to show up, as with the school mackerel in the bay, hopefully the cooler weather forecasted to turn up this weekend will drop the water temperature and the bait will thicken up and bring the mackerels around in numbers, but so far the signs have been good for a bumper season on the pelagics in close, here’s hoping.

The weather this weekend is not suitable for any offshore fishing. The creeks will be the place to hide, and with a good run in the tide the fish should fire up with the bait on the move. The beaches will also be a good option early in the morning before the wind picks up too much, with plenty of good whiting around, there should be enough for a good feed. Small bloodworm hooks and red tubing and beads are the best terminal choices when chasing whiting. Small peeled prawns or sandworms are great dead baits, buts nothing beats a live yabbie if you’re able to catch a few before you start fishing.

INFO BOARD - Good Luck to anyone that is lucky enough to be fishing the Hinchinbrook Catch and Release Tournament this weekend.

The 2015 Townsville Fishing and Outdoor Expo has a fresh new venue! Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 May
AFL Grounds, Murray Sports Complex, IDALIA.
The new venue offers lush, green grounds, 2 convenient entries for the public and some new exhibitors as well as all the loyal regular exhibitors. FREE interactive Activities, $10 for Adults, Kids under 12 Free.
Public Parking for the new venue is via Gartrell Drive ONLY.

Have a great weekend
Danny, Renee & the Tackle World Team
Tackle World Townsville (07 4725 1266)
Domain Central, Townsville, QLD 4814
Tahni Cribb landed this cracker of a Red Emperor on a recent trip offshore after a long hard fight bent over the gunnel of the boat.
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Jack Price had a great day spearing around the Hinchinbrook area managing to find some nice fish like this cod and tusk-fish.
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Max Beech had a ball on a recent trip to Peter Faust dam with his dad Deano landing a bunch of monster Barra with this being one of the best.
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Re: Report 15/5/15

Post by subeditor » Fri May 15, 2015 1:14 pm

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