Weekly Report 5 Mar 09

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Weekly Report 5 Mar 09

Post by Brad » Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:10 pm

The rains have subsided to a certain degree but now find ourselves contending with a bit more wind making offshore efforts a touch more challenging especially for small craft.

Reef - catches remain fairly consistent for this time of year mainly in the name of large mouth nannygai, sweetlip and to a lesser degree coral trout.
Turns of the tide remain the paramount period to fish hard with most catches occurring over an hour period. With winds predicted to pick up considerably
in the coming week the next day or so is your best chance to head offshore. Trolling in between hangs for mackerel has been slow. Other catches to turn
up have been the odd cobia, slatey bream, baldy bream and trevally species.

River - waters have cleared and barra catches have improved. Casting lures and covering a lot of ground searching for fallen trees has turned up
trumps. Freshly fallen mangrove trees attract a lot of bait and in turn the bigger variety including mangrove jack. Live baits are working well in the
channels on the incoming tide for trevally and queenfish. There have also been some nice grunter caught across the flats using slabs of mullet.

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