Report 8/12/14

Lynton 'Heff' Heffer
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Report 8/12/14

Post by subeditor » Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:03 am

There has been a lull in the tourist industry in the past week but this will soon change as numbers appear to return in the coming week. There is also a lot of Christmas Parties coming up for business staff members and a day’s fishing is very popular amongst the locals.
The rivers and creeks have had some bright moments over the past week including good mangrove jacks caught along the mangrove edges closer to the entrance of Dickson Inlet with a few accidental barra catches amongst it. Deep in the upper reaches has been quieter with more action occurring down at the mouth according to close sources. The Daintree reports consistent action on a lot of levels with good numbers of fingermark, trevally, queenfish and accidental barra catches as well.
The reef has been patchy but as we all know each day can unfold a completely different story. The best story of the week came from the legendary Dragon Lady Charters who ventured just that bit further north to claim a great day’s fishing. On Tuesday with idyllic conditions still on hand they motored north up and around the reefs around Mackay Sand Cay and had a blinder of a day with a private group of regular anglers from Atherton. Skipper Steve said everything was right on this day in regards to weather, tide and current run. They ripped into the fish all day barring a couple of stops and secured quality fish including red emperor, large mouth nannygai, coral and bar cheek trout, gold spot trevally and sweetlip. The picture featured doesn’t show the entirety of the catch as the picture frame could only capture 2/3rds of the day’s haul. Steve said it went against the grain of daylight fishing at this time of year but the stars aligned and the fishing was red hot. He said you just never know and having very competent anglers on board with their own personal tackle which they are used to does help increase the catch rate.
We are expecting light east to southeast winds to persist into the weekend before it is forecast to shift from the north with a bit of electrical activity at some point over the weekend. The wind is not expected to be much but never take for granted a quick change in wind direction at this time of year. I’d be very wary of doing a night time fish offshore. In saying this there may be a hot bite leading into the dropping barometer change whether it be river or reef. Enjoy but be wise at the same time.

Lynton Heffer
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