Report 5/6/15

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Report 5/6/15

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This month the Tackle World Challenge is to catch a whiting. 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
THE ROUNDUP
Luckily the creeks have been fishing well with a variety of species being caught with the flathead being one species in particular with good numbers and quality on offer. Using soft plastics and/or deep diving lures are good options for flathead, bright colours always tend to work a little better when it comes to flathead as they usually lurk in the creeks around the colour changes and dirty tide water lines waiting to ambush bait. Focusing your efforts around these areas will save you a lot of casting for little reward, but in saying that because there have been a lot of other species on the chew lately options have been endless. Landbased areas like the breakwater rock wall are great places to be, with a few good barras getting around, but plenty of bigger mangrove jacks lurking at the edge of the rocks, along with the odd big trevally which always prove a good fight. Small prawn-like soft plastics are a great option – ‘everything eats a prawn’.

The bay has been a bit quiet of late, waiting for the school mackerel to turn up in numbers, there is plenty of bait so it shouldn't be long. As the water starts to clean up and the temperature drops we should start to see some good school mackerel turning up in the bay. Those boats sneaking out for an early morning fish when the winds have been a little lighter have still been catching plenty of small nannygai with most being very close to the legal size limit so make sure you measure every fish as most tend to be just under size.

There was a small window of better weather last Sunday and as a result there were a few boats head out onto the shoals seeing if the mackerels were around in good numbers. Plenty saw and caught a few, the odd nice Spanish mackerel amongst several small spotties. They’re still not around in thick schools, but reports are that there are good numbers being caught south around Mackay and Bowen, this is a good sign that they are on the move up along the coastline.

SUGGESTED SPOTS THIS WEEKEND
No surprise, but the winds are up again just in time for the long weekend, so there won’t be too many keen to head out to the reef. The creeks however are a good option this weekend with slightly smaller tides, fishing deeper holes and rockbars, either trolling or live baiting should see a few nice barra getting around. Also once again, it’s well worth taking the crab pots with you as there have been good quality crabs on the move lately. Otherwise the beaches have been nice and calm in the mornings, so if you can get the kids out of bed early enough, or head down yourself, there have been plenty of quality whiting getting around.

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

Have a great weekend
Danny, Renee & the Tackle World Team
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Kass had a ball fishing the reef landing this quality shark mackerel.
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Toby Fegan on a night fishing session to Davies Reef managed to get this nice largemouth nannygai aboard after it took a cuttlefish head bait
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Nicola Hitchcock was very excited to land this trevally after it took a soft plastic.
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Re: Report 5/6/15

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