Report 29/07/14

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Report 29/07/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:06 pm

Following a week or so of moderate to fresh winds the immediate future looks bright in the next couple of days but it will be very short lived. By Saturday evening we can expect a strong wind warning knocking on our door which may last a couple of days.

Fishing reports this week still see a strong focus on reef reports which have been conducted in challenging conditions in recent times. Coral trout numbers have been around in good numbers up in the shallows fishing between the 20-25m range and operations have been forced to fish these more protected waters of late. Mixed in with the trout have been a mixed bag of other fish mainly consisting of stripeys, sweetlip, spangled emperor and a few juvenile red emperor. Luckily there’s also been quite a few Spanish mackerel across the board and these have been present in the shallows as well hitting the floating rigs. Those willing to take on the choppy seas and troll for their pelagics in the more open waters have been successful as well and the mackerel season is ticking along nicely and looks set to continue.

Closer to home inshore the Daintree River has been reporting an influx of good sized medium Gt’s up to 3kg within the river and there’s been some school mackerel at the mouth on those calm days which is perfect timing as we speak. One would also expect to see a few grey mackerel around the Snapper Island region whilst the weather is down.

Closer to the Port Douglas harbour there are plenty of winter species on the go including big fat bream, grunter and there are also a few Gt’s around on the incoming tide.
Across the region in all our systems the mud crab reports have been very handy and is always a satisfying alternative if the weather isn’t conducive to good fishing.

Enjoy the next couple of days at least whilst the window of opportunity is there and let’s hope the next set of bullets from the south easterly trade winds doesn’t hold us up for too long.

Lynton Heffer
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Re: Report 29/07/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:07 pm

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