Report 9/9/16

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Report 9/9/16

Post by subeditor » Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:13 pm

The small window in the weather last weekend that allowed boats o head offshore to the mackerel patches and reefs reported plenty of mackerel and tunas around. But the important one to note was that there were a lot of large spotted mackerel being caught which usually means there is still plenty of time to head out and chase mackerel in the coming months as they should stick around with a lot of bait also hanging around. Nice fresh garfish rigged to troll has been accounting for the most mackerel, either skipping baits with a single hook and a pink squid skirt pulled down over the nose, or a wog-head rigged with gangs are the two most popular rigging options that are also nice and easy to put together and throw out the back while trolling, best thing is they both definitely work.

The water along most of the beaches has been a little dirty in the past week, with more windy days than calm, it’s been stirred up. So the creeks and creeks mouths have been good spots to wet a line recently and the same could be said for this coming weekend especially with suitable making tides, with a low tide in the middle of the day a lot of spots will be accessible during the morning.
After two days of flicking lures around Rocky Ponds Jack's persistence finally paid off landing this nice Mangrove Jack.
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Pat was flicking a few lures when this flathead climbed on
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Stav was casting some big soft plastics around the weed edges at Tinaroo Dam when this Barra smashed his plastic.
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There have especially been some solid flathead getting caught lately up and down the creeks along all the sand bar drop offs and out around the creek mouths. Flathead are an ambush species and will lie in wait for the bait to come to them, so lures are a very effective method of targeting them, being able to pepper an area with various casts covering as much as possible will prove successful with multiple chances at many fish. Small soft plastic prawn imitation lures are perfect and definitely catch the flathead attention. The DOA prawn has been an old stable mate that is still proving very successful on many species, not only flathead. The best retrieve for this style of lure is a slow stop and start, allowing the lure to slowly sink back down into the strike zone after every couple of winds if the handle.

INFO BOARD - Children's Fishing Classic is on again this year - Sunday the 18th September 2016.
Registrations at Tackle World Townsville before the day or on the day at Pallarenda Beach starts 6.30am.

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Have a great weekend
Danny, Renee & the Tackle World Team
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