Report 5/2/16

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Report 5/2/16

Post by subeditor » Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:05 pm

Where is the rain? Unfortunately we haven’t seen enough rain to get the weirs flowing, the rivers flushed and the fish fired up. Hopefully this weekend brings a little bit. The mouths of the bigger systems like the Haughton and Bohle Rivers have been the pick of the locations for good Barra in recent days. Slow trolled deep diving lures like the Classic Barra 120s have been been a very productive way to target those Barra down deep sitting off ledges and rock bars. The latest craze of vibing and soft plastic jigging will work in these same areas as well, fuze make a perfectly weighted soft vibe called the Pulse that is excellent for this.

Even without good amounts of rain, the crabs have been around in good numbers and on the move during the bigger tides. This weekend brings on close to king tides, with over 3.5m of run. During these tides, placing the pots out around the mouths of the creeks on the flats are usually the most productive areas.

The northerly winds that have been prevailing lately have seemed to turn a lot of the fish off the bite, there has still been the odd nice fingermark getting caught as well as a few reports coming in of solid grunter around the mouths of the creeks.

The forecast is half reasonable, but I’d still be checking the up to date forecast before heading out, with the potential of a storm around. Usually during this type of weather the mangrove jacks tend to fire up, battling the big tides this weekend might prove a little challenging in the creeks. While the weather is reasonable pushing out from the mouths of the creeks and into the bay may prove productive, with the grunter most likely on the run, large fresh local caught prawns and cuttlefish will both be productive baits for grunter.

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