Report Tues 5th Sept 06

Lynton 'Heff' Heffer
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Report Tues 5th Sept 06

Post by Brad » Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:39 pm

As the town comes to grips with the tragic death of Steve Irwin on our local waters, the fishing show must go on. The reef fishing remains exceptional at the moment with impressive catches of nannygai and coral trout. These species have really come on the chew over the last few weeks and bag limits are being easily obtained. There are also a few more Spanish mackerel around, which overall have been slim pickings this year. Hopefully these speedsters can continue to improve and finish the year off on a better note.

Our rivers and creeks have seen water temperatures rise dramatically and consequently the barra are waking up out of their slumber and beginning to feed. During the day they are deep amongst the snags, however during low light periods they are now working the shallower sections of banks and flats searching for food. Mangrove jack, fingermark and queenfish have been other notable fish aggressively feeding in our local systems.

Along our beaches recent calmer weather has seen more action here with queenfish, dart and trevally feeding along the shoreline. Giant herring have also been spotted and are definitely a prized sportfish worth hooking into. Bread and butter species such as flathead and whiting have been taken using peeled prawns.

On the game fishing scene our local fleets are now seeing a few more smaller black marlin working along the shelf. 300lb varieties have been registered and it will be only a matter of time before the big puppies show their beaks. September and October are great times to be fishing and it will only improve in the next few weeks.

Lynton (Heff) Heffer
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