Report 30/7/15

Danny & Rosalie Brooks
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Report 30/7/15

Post by subeditor » Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:27 pm

The whiting where thick a couple of weeks back but have started to decline recently, but those anglers putting in the effort chasing yabbies first to use as live bait are still managing a good feed. The bigger yellowfin bream are around with a few getting caught lately, in both the timber in the creeks and along the beach fronts – smaller bib hard body lures are great for chasing bream on light line. There have also been plenty around in the lakes near Castletown, a great species for the kids to get out and have plenty of fun with. Good bait for bream is peeled or whole prawns depending on the size of your hook.

With the cooler couple of weeks we have recently had the school mackerel have been bought into Cleveland Bay with plenty of reports of good numbers coming from the weed beds and even the breakwater walls for a few lucky land based anglers. A small set of gangs rigged on a fluorocarbon leader and a pilchard floating out has provided the best success. A fluoro leader as opposed to the wire trace for smaller mackerel is a good key as they can be a little more timid in the calmer, cleaner water. The fluorocarbon leader also provides a more natural bait presentation as the wire can sometimes be visible to the mackerels and they will shy away from taking your bait.

There has been some good days of favourable weather recently so we’ve had a number of reports coming from the reef. Plenty of boats struggled with the sharks, but there were some that were lucky enough to find some solid fish without being hassled. Good numbers of coral trout and red throats, but finally some consistent reports of large mouth nannygai and red emperor for the night fisherman. There have been also plenty of Spanish mackerel around the reef edges as well and not as many on the shoals. The shoals are populated with plenty of 6-10kg mack tuna great fun on light line and hard fighting, but annoying for the boats out chasing a few of the small marlin and sailfish that have started to show up in good numbers recently.

This weekend is shaping up to be perfect for heading out into the bay to chase a few of those school mackerel that have been around either the weed beds or shipping pylons. The fish will be where there is a lot of bait. Don’t be afraid to look in a little closer to shore as well back towards the breakwater wall or around to kissing point for example, as with the calmer the weather the water will clear up nicely and the bait may push in closer.
INFO BOARD - The are some nice mackerel starting to show up around the place so we have some great VIP deals on bait to help you get amongst them with 1kg bags of Garfish for $9 and 6 large wolf herring for $50.

Have a great weekend
Danny, Renee & the Tackle World Team
Tackle World Townsville (07 4725 1266)
Domain Central, Townsville, QLD 4814
Luke Stevens was out chasing mackerel when he was pleasantly surprised when this yellow fin tuna came to the boat after smashing his lure.
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Tackle World Challenge this month is for the kids simply catch a fish, crab or squid email the photo to me for your chance to win the $250 Tackle Pack.
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Re: Report 30/7/15

Post by subeditor » Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:28 pm

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