Report 22/5/15

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Report 22/5/15

Post by subeditor » Fri May 22, 2015 1:44 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 one of these fish and email your photo to us or post it on our facebook page for your chance to win the $250 Tackle Pack
With the weather staying much the same over the past week, the pick of the spots to wet a line has definitely been in the protection of the local creeks, staying out of the wind. The barras have been steady with enough smaller fish getting around, and the odd bigger fish caught on live baits, but mangrove jacks and salmons have accounted for majority the captures for both lure anglers and the bait fishos. Smaller shallow diving hard bodies and prawn imitation soft plastics have been the pick for lure anglers, casting along the edges of banks where there is plenty of bait present; it’s an even better sign when you can see it being harassed. When soaking a few baits, anchoring slightly out of the current, especially when the tides are a little bigger, has been working well, sinking the baits back into some structure, and with the bream and grunter really firing in the creeks, there is plenty of fun to be had.

There hasn’t been many boats able to head out into the bay recently with the winds up, so the option has been to stick fairly close to the headlands chasing a few bigger barras and fingermark that have been getting around in slightly shallower waters lately. There’s been plenty of pelagic, queenfish and trevally getting around in close as well with the bigger tides chasing the bait. Small stick baits and poppers have been a great option, Strada have a great little stickbait ‘Tempest’ that has been working a treat, in 3 different sizes it’s possible to match the hatch on the day, but the 110mm has been the most effective around the headlands, for queenfish, trevally and even a few nice barras.

Reports have been very quiet from the reef and shoals as expected with the recent uncooperative weather about of late, hopefully it won’t be long before we get another run of decent weather, as the fish are bound to be biting.

Well, the winds are up again and tides haven’t got much run in them, so this weekend is perfect timing to get your fishing fix out at the Fishing and Outdoor Expo at the Murray Sports Complex, don’t forget to come say G’day.

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

Rattlesnake Island Live Firing - Friday 29th May from 7:00am to 5:00pm.

Have a great weekend
Danny, Renee & the Tackle World Team
Tackle World Townsville (07 4725 1266)
Domain Central, Townsville, QLD 4814
Melissa Chapman managed this monster Spanish mackerel aboard after a long fight while fishing around Bramble Reef.
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Max Swarbrick had a real fight on his hands landing this Golden Trevally while fishing around Rattlesnake Island.
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Peter Marr was jigging a few soft plastics around the headlands when this Mangrove Jack jumped on.
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Re: Report 22/5/15

Post by subeditor » Fri May 22, 2015 1:45 pm

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