Report 18/6/15

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Report 18/6/15

Post by subeditor » Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:40 pm

It was a bit of a slow recovery in the last few days following a week or so of solid winds and rain. Conditions finally settled to a moderate 15-20 knot range and action resumed on the outer reefs.
The fishing at first was very slow but as the days became more respectable the fishing soon picked up. Steve from Dragon Lady Charters said resuming after the big blow was a battle but we soon found our feet when the seas settled down. The fishing wasn’t red hot all day but it was a few spots that really turned up the heat. The large mouth nannygai showed up in reasonable numbers although their sizes were a little bit disappointing. They were mainly around the 50cm range with the odd decent fish amongst them. The coral trout were mostly consistent in number and size and were prominent at most spots. There was also a bit of variety amongst the days’ catches including spangled emperor, the odd big red emperor, baldy bream, gold spot trevally, moses perch, reef mangrove jack and sweetlip. With healthy numbers of tourists around at the moment Steve is very hopeful there will be no further interruptions in the near future in regards to the weather.
In the local estuary Jake Wyatt of Port Douglas Sportfishing says there’s been plenty of activity up the creek with winter species dominating catches. Grunter and big fat bream have been at the forefront with mid sized fingermark and mangrove jack showing aggression at times. He did say that if you wanted relentless action the bream are the in form species at the moment. He believes the water clarity will improve in the coming days as neap tides approach and a few trevally and queenfish should be kicking around particularly on the incoming tide.

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Re: Report 18/6/15

Post by subeditor » Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:44 pm

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