Report Fri 21st July 06

Lynton 'Heff' Heffer
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Report Fri 21st July 06

Post by Brad » Fri Jul 21, 2006 6:19 pm

Hey, guess what? The wind is still howling and there is a fair bit of moisture associated with it. Long term locals are saying they haven't seen a bad winter like this one since 1989.

In saying this quite a few charters have been conducted offshore with the small and large mouth nannygai remaining consistent in 30m plus of water. There are a few Spanish mackerel but they have not seen them in big numbers this year. Coral trout and juvenile red emperor are other common catches at the moment.

Personal trips on rare calm days have seen us clean up on sharky mackerel, which is not ideal when trolling for Spanish. A few mack tuna are about as well but the paddocks are void of any bird life and there's a lack of surface action. However, game fishing vessels are saying the Spanish mackerel action is red hot out on the shelf but I guess you'd have to be game to go out there considering the weather.

Inshore, the rivers and creeks are hit and miss. The Daintree has been providing those 1m queenfish on the afternoon incoming tide at the mouth, particularly approaching the new or full moon. The Dickson Inlet has been good for bream and smaller jacks plus for a good feed of mud crabs. Mud crabbing is definitely the way to go at the moment in this system.

Besides this, not a great deal has been happening as the weather has not been conducive to spending too much time on the water.

Lynton (Heff) Heffer
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