Report 24/09/14

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Report 24/09/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:10 pm

It’s been a big week on the fishing front with delightful conditions at hand and a region pumping with tourists, many of which have bee keen to wet a line.

With the conditions the way they have been many have opted to hit the blue highway and on the whole they have not been disappointed. The reef fishing continues to reap the rewards and our local charter vessels have been coming back to the docks with plenty of spoils. The coral trout made a comeback this week having gone quiet over the last few weeks and they were the most prolific fish to be caught. A lot of them were partially roed up and readiness for their spawning period due in a few weeks. Steve Adamson said that he thought they went into lock jaw mode for awhile there but was quite surprised by the reverse in attitude. He does suspect because a lot of these fish were caught only in specific areas that maybe they are starting to congregate for the spawning process. He does believe however that as the first reef closure approaches they will shut down until they have completed the breeding formalities. Other than this there have been plenty of other piscatorial delights on offer including red and spangled emperor, large mouth nannygai, gold spot cod, reef mangrove jack, sweetlip, cobia and good numbers of Spanish mackerel.

On the light/ heavy tackle scene there are still a few small marlin further south of Port Douglas and a couple of bigger males have started to arrive at the shelf in readiness for the ‘Big Girls’ to arrive from the Coral Sea. There has been a few reports of yellowfin and wahoo getting around and these sorts of catches will escalate as the days go by.

The local inlet has seen a few mangrove jacks been caught along with trevally and a few queenfish. The barra are slowly moving through the gears but yet to hit their best form.

Talking of best form, well done to the entire Port Douglas AFL Football Club on winning all 3 grades in 2014.

The weather looks picture post card this weekend so there will be a huge flotilla of vessels on the water in the coming days.

Lynton Heffer
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Post by Nicole Penfold » Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:10 pm

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