Report 26/2/15

Lynton 'Heff' Heffer
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Report 26/2/15

Post by subeditor » Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:51 am

As Cyclone Marcia crossed the Queensland coast further south it has since left the far north in a vacuum of stillness with very moderate winds and mostly calm seas. Even though there may be a hint of rain around these conditions are set to continue for a little while to come. This has meant that the waterways have been a hive of activity, mainly with the locals out and about with a spot of fishing high on the agenda.
There were a few tourist numbers around over the weekend who utilised the services of our local guides. Dragon Lady Charters enjoyed relatively good success on those really big tides which provided a tonne of current on the outer reef. With a plan to keep out of the strongest of currents they were able to source a variety of fish over a few days. Actual specific species numbers were okay but the variety of fish caught was quite varied. Handy sized coral trout to 5kg were the most common catch with trickles of large mouth nannygai to 6kg, gold spot trevally, spangled emperor, red emperor, moses perch, reef mangrove jack and sweetlip topping up the ice box to a healthy state. The bite remained fairly consistent for most of the time on the water without the necessity of shifting around too much. By Sunday the tides had run out of a bit of puff and the fishing became considerably tougher.
Closer to home there have been some nice barra caught off the local beaches with Wonga Beach filtering through as a likely location casting lures. A little further north the Daintree River is reporting quite a few small barra being caught in the upper reaches with the lower reaches registering some nice fingermark in the open deeper sections. There’s been some good sized grunter across the flats and there are also numbers of golden trevally down near the entrance.
Across the board the pelagic scene has flat lined at the moment with the Snapper Island region and outer reef registering little activity for the likes of Spanish mackerel.
In finishing it was great to see these last set of massive tides clean up our local beaches. Prior to this you could hardly see a patch of bare sand due to the copious amount of seaweed along the foreshore. Now our beaches are like carpet and a wonderful place to take a stroll with a rod in hand.

Lynton Heffer
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Re: Report 26/2/15

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