Report 20/4/17

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Report 20/4/17

Post by subeditor » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:04 pm

There has been plenty of Barra getting caught around the 60-70cm mark in the creeks with some solid fish around the meter mark thrown into the mix as well. There has also been reports of Barra out along the beaches recently including some really solid fish. A great opportunity to get the kids down the beach and soak a few mullet baits or cast a few soft plastics and hard bodies around. Bigger lures work well along the beaches, with plenty of big mullets getting around, casting larger suspending hard bodies will be sure to entice a nice sized Barra into striking. Over the Easter long weekend many anglers took advantage of the extra days by soaking a few pots out the front of all the creek mouths, with a lot of success up the very top of the creeks as well, Easter has always been a premium time to chase mud crabs, and they’ll still be moving around now for the long weekend coming up.
Chris headed up to King Ash Bay recently landing plenty of quality fish like this Threadfin Salmon.
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The lakes around Castletown have also produced plenty of tarpon and small Barras which are great fun on light gear, smaller soft plastics with a very light jighead have been the go to for many anglers with success, especially with tarpon at times being a very finicky species.
Vicki was very excited to catch her first legal Barra while casting lures off the rocks just inside Cape Cleveland.
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Archer had a great time over the school holidays at Cungulla catching this nice Barra.
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So with the wind up around the 15 to 20 knots this weekend stick to the creeks, with the bigger tides find those back eddies of current or concentrate your efforts around the top and bottom of the tides. On the very bottom of the tide it may pay to utilise your sounders and look for ledges and deeper holes marking with bait and structure, jigging soft vibes or other soft plastics around.

With the new moon mid next week the tides are starting to look promising and as a result there should be more fishing opportunities. The grunter should play the game this weekend. A few days before the moon always seems to get the grunter feeding as the tide pushes over the flats at the mouths of the creeks both in Cleveland Bay and Bowling Green Bay. Fresh prawns, mullet or garfish slabs work well in these situations. One tip try to use as little weight as possible fishing the flats.

Don't forget the TGFC 2017 Ladies Game Fishing Day'. Supporting a local charity The Women's Centre Townsville (with all proceeds to go towards the expansion of their facilities). It is open to all keen female anglers. Put the date in your calendar and organize your team for what is sure to be a fun filled day/weekend. We are still looking for local businesses to support the event wherever possible, all enquiries

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Have a great weekend
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