Report 04/11/14

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Report 04/11/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:43 pm

You'd have to be delighted with the weather at the moment, albeit a bit hot under the collar.

Participants in the Port Douglas Marlin Challenge, which gets underway today, are grateful for a good forecast over the next 4 days and reports are indicating a positive outlook. The bite has now slowed further north up on the Ribbon Reefs and the inside word is that things are quickly gathering pace on our local grounds of Opal Ridge and Linden Bank. As the black marlin season kicks on the fish do tend to turn up in more numbers on our local turf and will be the hotspot for the remaining month. Damian Collete of Saltaire charters says a lot of boats are no leaving the Ribbons and coming down a bit further south. Having been on the water on most days of late, he’s noticed that the marlin fishing is improving by the day down this way and expects things to really liven up anytime soon.

On the reef proceedings have slowed down dramatically in the last few days. Catches have been very moderate despite the tides being conducive to good fishing. Skipper Steve of Dragon Lady Charters said it has been a hard one to explain but there has only been bursts of action which have included spangled emperor and gold spot trevally. The coral trout and nannygai have been patchy and they have had to move around quite often to secure okay numbers of fish. He did say that as the days warm up you can experience these quieter days at times and when there is a hot bite make the most of it.

Dan Smith of Port Douglas Sportfishing said he had a reasonable week up the local estuary and creeks securing quite a few barra (which now must be released) and mangrove jack. There are also schools of mid sized trevally about moving in on the incoming tides. He has also enjoyed good success recently fishing some of the coastal wonky holes capturing some prime sized large mouth nannygai.

With handy conditions on hand and big tides in play we should see some good results in the coming week.

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Re: Report 04/11/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:44 pm

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