Report 01/07/14

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Report 01/07/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:09 pm

Despite the winds blowing up once again momentarily putting a stop to any offshore fishing, the good news is that when the weather is favourable the fishing is dynamic.

There’s been a flurry of reports filter through when the seas have been calm and there’s been some variety about it as well.

The reef fishing exploded over a couple of days at the end of last week and the reds were on the march. Dragon Lady Charters experienced a couple of days when the nannygai seemed like they were jumping into the boat themselves, that’s how hot the fishing was. Skipper Steve it was a really productive couple of trips and they could do nothing wrong with good weather and the fish kept piling on. There was some real quality about the nannygai with a fair percentage of the catch rate ranging between the 7-9kg range. With so many fish around this size clients could hardly carry their quarry from off the boat he reckoned.

The pelagic fishing on the outer reef has also been exceptional with local charter operators reporting large quantities of Spanish mackerel being landed. Most agree that this is definitely the best start to the mackerel season they have seen in years and turning reels with regularity has been common practice.

In other news the small boat brigade has seen some brilliant action on the inshore reefs and patches. With the current ripping north inside the reef there’s been small black marlin caught and also there’s been Spanish mackerel roaming around pushing up to the 20kg mark. There’s an abundance of school mackerel and different trevally species cruising around and there’s plenty out there watching and waiting for those clam days to come rolling around.

The rivers and creeks have been extremely busy whilst the winds increased at the start of the week and there’s a bit of variety about including trevally, queenfish, bream, grunter and small moses perch. The mid morning turn of the high tide saw the activity peak.
Looking ahead there looks like a bit of a window for calmer weather in the next couple of days and there will be many hoping it can deliver.

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Re: Weekly Report 01/07/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:10 pm

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