Report 28th Sept 05

Lynton 'Heff' Heffer
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Report 28th Sept 05

Post by Brad » Fri Sep 30, 2005 5:34 am

With the first lot of reef closures upon us it has been a case of chasing down pelagics or pretty much settling for a river/ estuary fish. Either option has been fruitful, with good Spanish, wahoo, yellowfin tuna and marlin to 400lb setting the scene for our game boats. Opal Ridge and Linden Bank are fishing reasonably well at the moment. Spending a lot of time at the marina, you see the boys now eagerly gearing for the up and coming Lizard Island tournament in the early parts of October. Rods and reels are frantically being serviced and motors tuned. There is a sense of excitement as the guys prepare for the Holy Grail - a 1000lb black marlin.

Back in the calm waters, the first solid reports of good barra are now being registered in the Dickson Inlet and Muddy Creek. Mangrove jack continue to be the best performer up to the 50cm mark and are active in all systems. Quality grunter and golden trevally are on fire, especially at the Daintree River and at the adjacent Snapper Island. Actually Snapper Island is literally on fire (burning fire) as I write, and it will be interesting as to how this came about.

The beaches have been firing of late with some quality barra and blue salmon taken on live baits in the afternoons on the rising tides. Flathead to 72cm have been a worthy catch as well. Expect the odd small shark as they tend to dominate a few days along the beaches at this time of year.

Lynton (Heff) Heffer
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Post by Guest » Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:39 am

good to hear the barra are starting to fire!!!!ill be back up soon so hopefully il can nail a couple for the album!!!!! :lol:
catch 'em,flash 'em, send 'em back!

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