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Report 15/1/15

Post by subeditor » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:29 pm

Hope everyone had a happy and safe break over Xmas and New Year, and of course got in plenty of fishing.

With plenty of good windows in the weather with variable to low winds, plenty of boats got the opportunity to head out wide and chase a few reef fish and big spanish mackerel – braving the heat was the hard part. The reports coming in were mixed, with a few boats getting amongst some quality red emperor and large mouth nannygai in the deeper waters away from the reef edges, around the 250ft (70-80m) mark. The coral trouts and red throat emperor were on the chew at times closer to the reef.

Targeting reef fish and other pelagics on jigs and soft plastics is always a challenge and well worth the effort, especially targeting trouts as they are very aggressive and sometimes more likely to go after a metal jig or soft plastic worked quickly up off the bottom. Once again the Dogtooth IKA Jigs have been proving very successful in capturing a variety of species, with the ability to be worked with a slow action like an octa style jig, and quickly like a traditional knife jig. These jigs will out perform any jig on the market but the key is to make sure you rig them correctly for more info on rigging these jigs drop into the store for a quick demo.

When the winds increased the options didn’t end, the creeks have been fishing very well, with mangrove jacks and grunters among the captures. Fresh large prawns and mullet fillets have been the pick of the baits. The beaches and sandy creek mouths have been the places to fish with quality flatheads and grunters moving along. The new fuze pigmy pulse has been working a treat off the beaches, and flathead love any lure that gets down along the bottom with an aggressive action.

If heading to the creeks, be sure to take along a couple of crab pots, with the small amounts of rain around the crabs have started to move about.

SUGGESTED SPOT THIS WEEKEND
The weather has been quite good lately with calm mornings most days and it looks like that should continue through until Saturday afternoon at this stage. So if you can get out, Friday looks the best with Saturday morning ok but try to get back before lunch. There should be some nice fingermark around Cape Cleveland willing to take a soft plastic vibes or two.


INFO BOARD - Just over two weeks before the Barra season opens again at midday on the 1st of Feb lets just hope we see some decent rain before then.

Have a great weekend
Danny, Renee & the Tackle World Team
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Two mates Mick and Brock had a little spearfishing comp recently off Lucinda Reef with Mick spearing this Spanish mackerel.
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Brock managing these Painted Crays.
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Lisa Laffan on holiday managed this very nice Murray Cod from the Murray River in Victoria.
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