Report 7/8/15

Lynton 'Heff' Heffer
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Report 7/8/15

Post by subeditor » Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:16 pm

We’ve experienced absolutely delightful weather of late which has been conducive to all forms of fishing. Even though a touch of wind may spring up in the next couple of days it is predicted this will quickly pass by and we’ll be amidst picture postcard conditions again.
With the good weather on hand heading to the reef for a day of fishing has been high priority for many. Dragon Lady Charters unfortunately were turning back clients due to the demand but for those fortunate to make the cut experienced reef fishing at its prime. Following the full moon when tides settled and the seas flattened out the fish really came on the chew. As it has been the case in more recent weeks the coral and bar cheek trout family have been the dominant catch. Skipper Steve Adamson said there were a couple of days there when all they caught was serious numbers of trout and there was not one other species in the esky upon returning to the docks. Not that the clients were complaining as this fish is probably the most requested fish to be caught by visiting anglers. He said it’s not often you see one species completely dominate like this and you’d expect to see other fish scrapping for a feed. Outside of these ‘trout super days’ the gold spot trevally, large mouth nannygai, long nose emperor and spangled emperor also got amongst the action. There was also a steady flow of Spanish mackerel caught on the floating rig over the past week.
Up the local inlet Jake Wyatt of Port Douglas Sportfishing reports he’s been ticking along nicely with plenty of mangrove jack around at the moment with some handy fingermark showing positive glimpses at times. He says the big bream and grunter continue to relish in the cooler conditions and there’s some good action on mid sized trevally on the incoming tides further up the inlet in the deeper holes.
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