Weekly Report 8 Sep 09

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Weekly Report 8 Sep 09

Post by Brad » Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:27 am

We continue to be blessed with magical conditions allowing for a variety of fishing options. Many have utilised the opportunity to head offshore and reports are quite consistent. Coral trout, sweetlip and large mouth nannygai have been staple catches with the odd reef mangrove jack and cobia adding serious spice to a days catch. Spanish mackerel are spasmodically hitting floating pilchards, but to get best value you need to trail lures and garfish to complete a better result. The full moon proved a little quieter but the fishing has been better either side of this.

Several reports of big spanish mackerel have also been caught closer to shore around local reefs and islands and you'll find they are full of roe in preparation for spawning. Grey and spotted mackerel are also faring better this year and the small boat brigade has appreciated a few good fish to take home, which 12 months ago was a huge task.Rivers and creeks are producing more and more mangrove jack by the week as the weather gets warmer. Lures and baits are accounting equally for this sought after fish. Fingermark are more frequent in the deeper sections of the river and the good old barramundi is up and running in full flight. Run out tides in low light periods seem to be their preferred bite time. I've just spent a few days north at Bathurst Bay with a few mates and the news is the fishing is very quiet on this front.

The salmon aren't running and those who camp their for extended periods say it is unusually quiet. We saw the odd barra get caught and one monster giant trevally, but other than that it was shark or catfish. Still we had a good trip and that's fishin' at times. Enjoy the glorious weather and if you want to get amongst the action give us a call.

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