Weekly Report 15 Jul 09

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Weekly Report 15 Jul 09

Post by Brad » Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:34 pm

In recent times we have continued to be blessed with awesome weather for this time of year - little wind. This may change in the next few days but we don't expect it to be prolonged. Fishing reports have continued to flourish. Reef: the most consistent form of fishing at the moment. There is a mixed bag of fish to be had on most trips including coral trout, small and large mouth nannygai, spangled emperor, sweetlip, golden trevally, moses perch, stripeys and on the floating rigs spanish mackerel and a few good cobia. Tourist numbers have been healthy of late and finding room of the better charters has been an issue for some. Contact us and book ahead especially during holiday periods.

River: big tides and clean water have been conducive to good fishing. There have been solid numbers of queenfish (up to 1m plus on the Daintree River) and medium size trevally including giant and golden species. Grunter and flathead have featured across the flats and bream and whiting are biting well near river mouths. There have been a few reports of blue salmon being taken on the incoming tide along the beaches near to the entrances. Fingermark and mangrove jack are relatively consistent whilst barra catches have only seen small varieties being taken on small lures.

Game: the light tackle season is well under way and the main catch is spanish mackerel. They are quite thick on our local grounds with most species around the 8kg mark. A few bigger ones to 15kg have been caught. Skipping garfish and Halco 190D lures are the best way to go. There are some nice spotted mackerel out there as well including plenty of sharky mackerel. The first reports of small black marlin are just starting to happen in our local waters.

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