Weekly Report 13 Aug 13

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Weekly Report 13 Aug 13

Post by Brad » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:19 pm

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It's happy days up in the Douglas region as we continue to experience one of the best stretches of weather we've had in a very long time. The sun is shining brightly and our waters are enjoying a slight ripple on the surface. This has allowed for all forms of angling to be explored and there has been some very handy reports overall. Last weekend saw the Fitzroy Island Bluewater Tournament take place with the small black marlin being the targeted species. Local skipper Damian Collete of Saltaire Charters participated in the event and said they tagged 3 marlin over the 3 days and there was reasonable numbers caught overall between the 30 plus boats that entered. He said the fishing was not as red hot as last year but there was still plenty of quality action.

On our local reefs the fishing has been fairly consistent with some days firing on all cylinders with the odd day proving a tad quieter. Skipper Steve Adamson of Dragon Lady Charters says the numbers of fish have been steady with large mouth nannygai and coral trout being the common catch. At times the toothy predators have spoiled the fishing but other than this it has been pretty consistent. Other catches have included a run of tea-leaf trevally which fight very well, spangled emperor and a few Spanish mackerel caught on the float. He expects the weather to remain fair for the short term future and bookings for the charter are absolutely flat out.

Inshore, Jake Wyatt of Port Douglas Sportfishing says the fishing has certainly lifted with the glorious weather and the nice clean water entering our systems. He's been catching a variety of fish including queenfish, mid sized trevally which are thick atimes, grunter, big bream and some really nice quality mangrove jack. A couple of offshore trips have seen the charter tap into a variety of reef fish and there's been good action on the troll for Spanish and sharky mackerel. The brilliant weather has allowed for the small craft brigade to spread their wings and explore different grounds. Looking ahead the weather may see a bit of wind come up over the weekend but the bureau is expecting it to move on pretty quickly if it even manages to get off the ground.

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