Report 7/5/15

Lynton 'Heff' Heffer
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Report 7/5/15

Post by subeditor » Thu May 07, 2015 2:31 pm

It’s been happy days in the Far North as we’ve been left in a vacuum of fantastic weather over the past week. From land the ocean has looked so ever inviting and many have not resisted the temptation to head out on the Blue Highway for a spot of fishing. Generally speaking overall reports have been very positive with locals and charter operations recording quality hauls of fish. The common theme has been variety with an array of species on the chew making it a bit of a lottery draw as to what you may catch.
Dragon Lady Charters have continued their brilliant form of late punching out substantial numbers of fish on any given day. Their best trip occurred right on the full moon which surprised Skipper Steve Adamson as he’s experienced many a quiet trip on this particular phase. He said the day was beautiful, the sea was calm and for some reason the fish went ballistic. Recalling one particular spot he said we caught around ten small mouth nannygai, eight Spanish mackerel on the float and dozens of tea-leaf trevally, several coral trout and other bits and pieces. Steve said he’s probably never had it so busy on the deck. At other locations they’ve been picking up quite a few big large mouth nannygai to 8kg, the coral trout have been plump up to a sizeable 5kg and there’s been quite a few spangled emperor around as well. He said this sensational run might come to a bit of a halt as a slow looking high pressure system down south will possibly draw out for awhile sending 20 knot winds up the coast. It may be the beginning of the south easterly trade winds.
Further north the Daintree River has been fishing well of late according to Jamie Beitzel. He’s had some rather busy days in regards to catch rates and said there’s been a bit of variety around as well. Barra have been biting well in the lower reaches and there’s been plenty of fingermark in the deeper water. Mangrove jack have fished well throughout most of the river and across the mangrove flats there’s some really good grunter on the rising tides.
With the weather ahead it looks like the local rivers will get a bit of attention for the next week or so.

Lynton Heffer
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Re: Report 7/5/15

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