Weekly Report 23 Apr 13

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Weekly Report 23 Apr 13

Post by Brad » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:06 pm

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It's been one of those magical weeks for the tropics with idyllic conditions suited for any form of fishing. The rivers and creeks have seen some reasonable action following the early month flush out and the barras are biting nicely according to a couple of the local guides. Other than this there have been some quality fingermark and mangrove jack on the bite to add real value to a day's catch. There is also healthy numbers of mid sized queenfish and giant trevally moving in on the incoming tides and have been mainly sourced in the deeper sections of the channel whilst across the flats there have been some handy catches of grunter as well.

The beaches have had some wonderful moments in recent times with jelly prawn hatches bobbing up at various locations. These have attracted numerous species including queenfish, trevally, tarpon, barramundi, permit and your big giant trevally models. From those who have witnessed this action say the beaches are alive with surface activity everywhere you look. A bit further offshore the inshore patches and wonky holes have fished well for a variety of species including large mouth nannygai, gold spot cod, bar cheek coral trout, stripeys and moses perch. On the outer reef the fishing has fired beautifully with a plethora of fish on the bite including small and large mouth nannygai, coral trout, reef jack, spangled emperor, sweetlip, Spanish mackerel on the float, tea-leaf trevally and slatey bream.

According to Steve Adamson of the Dragon Lady Charter it has been a bit of a purple patch on the reef with a string of days producing quality numbers of fish. However this may all come to a grinding halt as freshening winds with associated rain patches is expected to settle in for quite a few days leading into the weekend.

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