Weekly Report 23 Jan 14

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Weekly Report 23 Jan 14

Post by Brad » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:17 pm

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The region has been blessed recently with a run of days ideally suited to hit the water and wet a line with the bulk of the action occuring along the coast and offshore. On the reef there's been some very producitve days considering the fishing can be challenging at this time of the year. As soon as the winds subsided over the weekend the fish quickly came on the bite with good reports of large mouth nannygai and coral trout being registered. According to Steve Adamson aboard Dragon Lady he said the fishing was above par on their Saturday trip with good numbers of red fish coming back to the docks.

The following day was a bit quieter however there was some quality in the size of the fish. Other species to be recorded included big cobia, bar cheek trout, sweetlip and tea-leaf trevally which have been prominent for awhile now. Steve believes the weather should be kind over the long weekend with only a few showers forecast and expects there'll be plenty of traffic on the water.

Jake Wyatt of Port Douglas Sportfishing has had a cracker of a week fishing the coastal reefs sourcing a variety of fish. They've picked up some pretty impressive large mouth nannygai, coral trout and also had a brilliant session on the cale cale trevally. These fish are not so common and seem to cruise in waves along the coast in big schools. When hooked up they fight brilliantly offering the angler a true taste of sportfishing. They are not considered a table fish and generally released. There's also been good schools of mack tuna along the coast to have a go at if you want to follow the sportfishing theme.

There's been some considerable movement along the beaches from southern Four Mile up to Newell Beach. There's been reports of prawns along the foreshore and in turn this has attracted the attention of the predators. Blue salmon have featured prominently with trevally, queenfish, tarpon, black tip sharks and a few barra getting amongst the action. A bit of rain should keep the momentum going and the calm waters will asisst with efforts. There's no hint of any significant rain in the near future so you might as well get out and enjoy the conditions while they last.

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