Report 9th Oct 05

Lynton 'Heff' Heffer
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Report 9th Oct 05

Post by Brad » Sun Oct 09, 2005 8:27 pm

The past week ended with blustery conditions dominating the weather pattern. Angling efforts have been concentrated amongst the shelter of our rivers and creeks. The Daintree River continues to fish well, with grunter to 60cm taken on the flats using strip baits, and golden trevally in good numbers taken on live baits on the incoming tides.

The Mossman River has a good supply of GT's to 3kg, and they tend to be mulling on the deeper bends and very keen to smash live baits and lures, particularly on the first of the incoming tide and on the top of the tide. Muddy Creek has been fishing well for mangrove jack, mostly between the 40 to 45cm marks. The heavy timbered areas have these guys in good numbers and they have been partial to strip baits, live baits and the gold Bomber lure. Their extreme territorial behaviour has been their undoing.

Dickson Inlet has a variety of fish on the go at the moment, including grunter, jacks, estuary cod and GT's. The middle of the incoming tide and the first turn of the ebb have been the most productive times.

Fingermark and barra have been spasmodic during these neap tides, and cooler winds have momentarily seen their activity drop off. The next full moon in the coming week has been picked as prime time to have a crack at these trophy fish. The coming week should also see some better weather on the cards, so the blue water activity should pick up again.

A lot of the local game boats are up at Lizard Island as we speak, for the prestigious marlin tournament and hopefully we will have received some feedback by next week’s report.

Lynton (Heff) Heffer
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