Report 08/07/14

Lynton 'Heff' Heffer
Ph: 07 4098 5354
info@fishingportdouglas.com.au
www.fishingportdouglas.com.au
Post Reply
Nicole Penfold
Admin
Posts: 2502
Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:08 pm
Contact:

Report 08/07/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:27 am

It’s happy days in the Port Douglas region as we are experiencing a dream run on the weather and the fishing has been red hot.

As to be expected the majority of the news is coming off the blue highway with reef and pelagic species all performing admirably. To begin with the bottom bashing at times has peaked with some very impressive reports filtering through especially from the local charter boats. Leading the way has been the Dragon Lady Charter recording exceptional catches on the large mouth nannygai. For the first time in a long time Skipper Steve has been able to fish the deeper waters consistently in the calm conditions and the reds have been forthcoming. Big fish have been the order of the day with 7-10kg models hitting the deck with regularity. Steve mentioned they could have easily returned home at midday with the freezer overflowing with fish quite a few times.

Other fish to get amongst the action have plenty of tea-leaf trevally which are a good eating fish when cooked fresh and there’s been quite a few Spanish mackerel around the vicinity of these red schools as well. In the shallows the coral trout have been a bit patchy but these have been substituted with ample numbers of spangled emperor.

On the pelagic scene the offshore and coastal reefs have an abundance of mackerel species predominantly being Spanish and spotted mackerel. There’s plenty of bait around and where there’s bait there’s normally the predators in tow. If it’s not the mackerel then there are a variety of trevally species working in big schools and these have included brassy, big eye, bludger, golden and tea-leaf trevally. As a bonus there been a few small black marlin show up and if there’s plenty of mackerel around one would expect these stallions to be around as well. I know of quite a few skippers keeping a close eye on the wide grounds south of Port Douglas and they are hoping they turn up in big numbers just like they did a couple of years ago. The gut feeling is that it will be a good light tackle season on these fish over the next couple of months.

Looking ahead the brilliant run of weather will come to a halt over the weekend with 20 knot winds anticipated to roll in for a few days. This wont assist the small boat brigade but the bigger charter vessels will keep ploughing on.

Lynton Heffer
Ph: 0409 610 869
http://www.fishingportdouglas.com.au

Nicole Penfold
Admin
Posts: 2502
Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:08 pm
Contact:

Re: Weekly Report 08/07/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:27 am

***Please do not reply to this fishing report, as the contributor does not monitor the bulletin boards. if you have a question, please contact the contributor directly on the contact details at the end of the report.***

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 1 guest