Report 31st Dec 05

Lynton 'Heff' Heffer
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Report 31st Dec 05

Post by Brad » Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:21 am

As we speak we are waiting for a high pressure system, which has been producing 20 knot winds, to move on. Despite this, charters have been operating offshore and local anglers have been concentrating mainly on the local creeks.

Inshore, the action has been reasonable, with the morning high tide being most productive. Most systems have offered queenfish, estuary cod, mangrove jack, bream, sand bass and the odd fingermark. Incidental barra catches continue, with the Mossman River being a hot spot over the last month or so. On the flats there have been reports of blue salmon, grunter and plenty of black tip reef sharks. Mullet and strip baits have been the best baits all round. The afternoon tides have been okay to fish, however the morning tides are prime and obviously less hot.

On the reef, in lumpy conditions, charters have been faring well, with solid catches of coral trout, spangled emperor, trevally species, small mouth nannygai, moses perch and the odd mackerel to 12kg. The lead up to the new moon has triggered fish into action, with morning sessions again offering more action. If you have good sea legs, the fishing has been worth the effort to go out.

Now we all wait for New Year to take its toll, and hope there are some calmer conditions on the other side, which will open up a few more fishing opportunities. The beaches should fire up and will be worth a look!

Lynton (Heff) Heffer
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