Weekly Report 21 Aug 13

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Weekly Report 21 Aug 13

Post by Brad » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:44 am

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That's why we call this place Paradise ! Stunning days have backed each other up day after day painting picture postcard conditions for the region and the fishing has been really good. You could not ask for better days to be on the reef with only a slight ripple to contend with. It been a very, very productive period for the large mouth nannygai which have been caught in solid number and sizes. Steve Adamson of Dragon Lady charters reported consistent numbers all week with the average size around the 6-7kg range with the odd stonker thrown in as well.

The coral trout have been alright as well and the quality of size has been on the upside with plenty of meaty fish coming back to the docks. There's been some nice tea-leaf trevally at times along with a healthy supply of sweetlip. Damian Collete of Saltaire Charters reported they
brained the large mouth further north on a recent trip at Pickersgill and Evening Reefs. He said there was not one fish under 8kg and they easily reached their bag limits which is not a common scenario. To top this off they snared a whopper red emperor which tipped the scales at an impressive 13kg. He said it was the best reef fishing he'd ever experienced. He also said the bigger mackerel are further north as well and in numbers.

In other news local game boat skipper Damon Grusdev plucked three nice small billfish on the wide grounds south of Port Douglas recently. His return trip this week on his private boat didn't turn a reel but that's fishing. Across the board we are hearing good reports from our inshore operators with a variety of fish on the chew including Gt and golden trevally, queenfish and grunter on the incoming tides with the mangrove jack still proving very busy during the afternoons on the outgoing tide. Looking ahead Friday may be the last day of glassy conditions with the winds predicted to pick up to the 20 knot range over the weekend which may disappoint a few. Hopefully this won't hang around for too long.

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