Weekly Report 15 Sep 10

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Weekly Report 15 Sep 10

Post by Brad » Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:32 pm

It seems the weather Gods have taken pity on the angling fraternity and given us a reprieve with pleasant weather offered on the table. And about bloody time they did, it has been a difficult year to date with endless winds battering our coast. Good weather and good fishing go hand in hand as demonstrated by those heading to the reef in recent times. Calmer conditions has meant attempts at fishing in deeper water has been viable and that's where the 'reds' have been biting. Large scale models of nannygai and red emperor have been common fare on most days and a 12.5kg red emperor has been the best I've seen brought back to the docks. They are a monster of a fish at this size and from the report it was initially thought to be a huge shark attached to the end of the line.

Other fish have been in a playful mood as well including golden trevally, reef jack, big sweetlip, good numbers of coral trout and moses perch. Some excursions have also been hampered by the presence of sharks and some days they are red hot and others not even sighted. All in all it has been happy days out on the deep blue rounding up a few fish for the table. Closer inshore there have been smattering reports of grey mackerel bobbing up at various times and those using silver spoons trolled behind the boat have been able to take advantage of their presence. A keen eye is required to spot their movement and a decision has to be made there and then to have a go at them as they seem to be working in short bursts.

Moving into the river and estuary systems there has been a return of queenfish and trevally working through on the incoming tides. There have been a few barra snared closer to the mouths particularly into the evenings along with some really good sized javelin fish. The jacks continue to be busy amongst the snags and mangrove roots along the banks and there's been some cracking fingermark caught in the deeper holes and more so at night. If we can maintain this good weather the fishing will only improve dramatically and it's an exciting time of year to be fishing no matter what you decide to target. To get amongst the serious action on offer give us a call ..........

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