Report 21/07/14

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Report 21/07/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:51 pm

There’s been a bit happening in the fishing world in recent times as moderate conditions look set to continue.

On the reef the super moon last week slowed down activity considerably but once passed the fishing kicked back into overdrive with an array of fish on offer. Thumping large mouth nannygai up to 10kg were recorded consistently day after day on a few of the charter boats with the coral trout also turning up in better numbers than what they have been on several days. A few cracking red emperor, trevally species, spangled emperor, cod and sweetlip made up the bulk of the remaining catches. Skipper Steve of Dragon Lady Charters said there has been a surplus of fish at times and they could have easily returned home by midday on several occasions. He made comment that there’s been too many fish at times which gives you an indication of how good the fishing has been at times.

Saltaire Charters Skipper Damian Collete reports the light tackle scene is still buzzing along nicely and the mackerel are still up and about in good numbers and trolling and floating rigs have all worked equally well. Mixed in with the Spanish mackerel have been a good supply of spotted mackerel which pound for pound are super impressive for their fighting ability. He also said the wide ground south of Port Douglas are now recording good numbers of small black marlin up to 20-30kg in size. Charters have been snaring a few of these each trip and have also dropped triple this amount on any given day. He reckons once they decide to truly come on the bite the action will be fast and furious and an action packed day is almost guaranteed on the stand up light tackle gear. There’s so much on offer out there at the moment it’s hard to decide which grounds to target from day to day.

The beaches have turned up a few surprises of late with reports of Spanish mackerel coming right into the shallows and there’s been a few blue salmon about as well. Along with this are trevally at times on the incoming tides with some nice flathead and bruising big shovel nose rays cruising around also.

The weather looks okay for the next couple of days and early starts are important to avoid the peak of the winds.

Lynton Heffer
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Re: Weekly Report 21/07/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:52 pm

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