Weekly Report 16 May 14

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Weekly Report 16 May 14

Post by Brad » Fri May 16, 2014 10:50 am

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After finally receiving some fine weather for a stint recently the weather gods decided to turn the tides again and dish up some pretty ordinary conditions at the start of the week. One was really hoping that we were in for a good stretch of weather but that we know was not meant to be.

Whilst we had those days of sunshine the fishing really turned on some great results. The outer reef fired beautifully for our preferred targeted red species including large mouth nannygai and coral trout. Charter boats reported back to dock on a regular basis with solid returns of reef fish and many a happy clientele. Conditions were ideal with light winds and the water clarity on the outer reefs was back to its very best.

Our rivers and creeks also recorded some impressive results as our systems returned to normality after receiving a battering over an extended period. The Daintree River recorded quite a few big barra caught on live baits and there were plenty of quality of grunter to be caught across the flats. There were also other good reports of barra being caught from Saltwater Creek and Muddy Creek as well. This latest batch of cool, nasty weather could be a telling factor and may just quieten down the barra activity. The Snapper Island region as anticipated produced some really nice big 1m queenfish but you really need the calm water to access these impressive fish.

The Dickson Inlet has seen quite a few mid sized trevally in the system of late and the bream are well and truly in good form around the rock walls and channel pylons. Also there's been some excellent reports of mud crab catches lately around local estuary systems and May traditionally is a bumper month for these prized crustaceans.

Looking ahead the bureau is painting a grim picture for the next few days but hopefully at some point over the weekend the winds and showers will abate. The immediate plan would be to give the inshore systems a crack whilst there is still some good value on offer and when the weather decides to come good the reef will be bountiful.

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