Report 21/10/14

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Report 21/10/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:37 am

As we’d all be aware the weather took a turn for the worst over the weekend and has played havoc for this entire week. However the heavy rain we experienced on Sunday night should help stir a few things up particularly for our rivers and creeks which were becoming a little stagnant.

The main reports coming from our local inshore systems is that the mangrove jack have been coming along nicely amongst the snags and there seems to be a reasonable supply of mid sized trevally to have a crack at as well. There’s been a few more barra on the move and those small run off drainways into the creeks have been prime ambush spots to target them. There’s also been quite a few barra caught along the local beaches and they have been holding outside of those break through creeks which quite a few flowed for the first time since the previous wet season. With only a week or so to go till the close of the barra season there no doubt will be quite a few anglers keen to snare a couple before this takes effect.

We saw the reef close on Tuesday for 5 days but to be honest it literally closed on Sunday as 30 knot winds prevented anyone from heading in this direction. This Sunday sees the reef re-open and the coral trout should be famished having completed their spawning process. Just prior to this they went into lock jaw mode and didn’t feed much at all. They should be still up in the shallows initially but will soon disperse back out into the deeper waters.

Despite the torrid conditions of late there are still reports of marlin being caught up and down the shelf although numbers have been down. This can be attributed to less boats being on the water due to rough conditions and catch rates will quickly rise with the next batch of good weather just around the corner.

Sunday looks like it will be a ripper in the weather department and with the reef back open for fishing it will be a busy highway leading out to the fishing grounds.

Lynton Heffer
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Re: Report 21/10/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:37 am

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