Report 04/09/14

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Report 04/09/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:11 pm

Despite there being a bit of wind around lately the days have been reasonably conducive to some good fishing. The sun is out and the forecast looks settled moving forward into the weekend which is good news.

On the light tackle game fishing scene we are still seeing solid reports of small black marlin being caught on the wide grounds and the outer reefs are still punching out really healthy numbers of Spanish mackerel on the troll. Some of our inshore reefs and patches are also producing good numbers of grey mackerel as well.
On the reef we have seen an array of species come back to the docks over the past week and the variety has been impressive at times. There’s been plump coral trout to 5kg, big nannygai to 10kg, gold spot trevally to 7kg, red emperor to 8kg, spangled emperor to 5kg, red throat emperor which are not such a common catch nowadays have been caught around the 4kg range and reef jack to 6kg are just a few examples of what has been coming back to the harbour. Add to this stripeys, sweetlip, Spanish mackerel, cod, speckled scale perch, slatey bream and golden trevally and what you have a real mixed bag of fish. Skipper Steve of Dragon Lady said conditions didn’t quite settle as expected but the fishing was better than expected. He suspects the tides over the next few days will see a bit of current around and the turn of the tide will be the prime time to be in your best locations.

Closer to home our rivers and creeks are going through a transitional phase as the water temperature slowly rises. More of our tropical species such as barra, mangrove jack and fingermark are up and about and in a slightly more aggressive mood whilst there still remains good numbers of queenfish and trevally of all sizes moving in and out of our systems with the tides. The water clarity has been really good of late and looks quite ‘fishy’ thus producing some good results along the way.
September is a genuine all round productive month for fishing in the tropics and we should see consistent reports from this point on.

Lynton Heffer
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It’s been a sensational season for Spanish Mackerel on our local reefs.

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Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:12 pm

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