Weekly Report 13 Apr 10

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Weekly Report 13 Apr 10

Post by Brad » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:56 am

A string of pleasant days presented itself in recent times and set the fishing scene alight. After an extended wet period it was a welcome relief and many took advantage of the opportunity. With calm seas on offer many took to the ocean blue and were rewarded with an array of quarry on the outer reef. With decent tides on the table the fishing remained consistently good throughout the days. Coral trout, large mouth nannygai, spangled emperor, jobfish, reef mangrove jack, cobia, sweetlip, slatey bream, cod, golden trevally, tea-leaf trevally and spanish mackerel all showed true form at various stages. The only downside has been the presence of sharks which have caused some chaos nailing quite a few prized catches. On the trail, mack tuna and spanish mackerel were also eager at times to smash lures. The fishing can be red hot at this time of year as the seasons change over, all we need is the weather to cash in on the situation.

The rivers and creeks also showed form recently producing a variety of species. After the deluge of rain they had received over the past month conditions returned to some formality. With a lot of fresh new food available the fish have been quite active and have been partial to a variety of methods including luring, live baiting and fresh dead baiting. Barra kicked into gear on the extreme low tides and the first of the incoming. Queenfish and trevally species were registered on the incoming tide along with the odd grunter, mangrove jack and blue salmon in between. Bream have also been busy around the man made structures and rock walls giving the land based angler some value. Other species to be filed have included sickle fish, estuary cod, shovel nose rays and small black tip sharks. Overall the inshore fishing has been quite good. Keep an eye on the beaches for another prawn run and if the prawns are there so will be the predatory fish.

Even though the good weather was a week late after the Easter period, one would have to agree that it is great to see the sun shining again and the bonus is that the fish are well and truly biting. It's Happy Days !To get amongst the serious action on offer give us a call ........

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