Weekly Report 9 Jun 09

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Weekly Report 9 Jun 09

Post by Brad » Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:20 am

We have just come off another great stretch of weather allowing for perfect boating conditions. The fishing also complimented the weather. A bit of wind is expected in the coming days but should settle down again soon. River: with the weather cooling and water temperatures dropping so have the barra catches. In saying this there have been other species in good numbers to keep anglers occupied. Trevally and queenfish are hitting the rivers in good numbers on the incoming tides. Live baiting, lure and popper casting have all been effective methods. There have been some good sized estuary cod been taken amongst the snags on lures and anglers are having success using soft plastics for tarpon in the deeper holes. Flathead and grunter are active across the flats with the bigger species been caught on live bait.

Reef: there have been some awesome catches of late with quality on its side. Large mouth nannygai and red emperor are biting well in deeper water and the small mouth nannygai are starting to take shape. Over the course of a day when targeting these fish, tea-leaf trevally, spangled emperor and sweetlip have added to the catch. Coral trout are hitting their straps and being caught in good numbers and sizes in the shallower waters. More spanish mackerel are turning up whether you are just floating a bait or trolling around for them with lures and garfish. There is also an increase in sharky mackerel in this department which is considered more a by-catch. Overall reef fishing is offering the best fishing in the tropics at the moment.

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