Weekly Report 23 Jul 10

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Weekly Report 23 Jul 10

Post by Brad » Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:47 am

Well once again we arrive at a weekend where the wind will be the winner, but there was a small/short window last weekend. Sunday/Monday was ok and we had a charter boat out they caught some real good fish; Reds, Green Job fish and Trout as well so they are there but we just can't seem to crack the good weather for a couple of weeks in a row. They were out pretty wide but no further than normal 80km would get you there.

Same story different people some travelers dropped into Barra Jacks on Tuesday with tales of woe as they spent 4 days at the dam for no result, but still had a relaxing time. See sometimes it's not about catching the fish but just experiencing a new location. But I can't help but think just how happy they would have been had they caught one. Hope they have better luck as they make their way north.

Still no reports from Helen on Cania - hope she wasn't caught up in the fish kill.

Huge news from the river is the boat ramp on Quay St is back under construction after a bit of a delay due to Red tape (so I'm told) and the final plans look bloody great with a huge floating walkway similar to the one at Rosslyn Bay now under construction. This will make launch and retrieval of boats a breeze and not a nightmare as it is now. Drive past and have a look it is going to be big and will be operational by Oct 1st.

Dave and Clint were up there during the week and would you believe it they caught Barra. Heaps of small fellows nothing legal though it is a good sign that so many small fish are in the systems at present. They also caught some nice flathead now is the time. They also said some other guy's were catching a few jacks using baits but they had no luck on the lures.

The water is as clear as its ever been and the fish have shut down a little possibly because the water is so clean or maybe they just knew the crap weather was upon us. Anyway when an estuary goes quite during the day and the water is clear you can usually find fish in the deeper parts of the system or what quite often happens as well is the bite is better on the night tide so give the night tide ago if you can brave the cold weather. Remember put in the hard yards and reap the rewards or something like that, that's what people say when it goes well, when it turns to shit they say that was a waste of time.

If the water colour is anything to go by in the river then the Port should be crystal clear look for grunter over at the rocks but now is the time to chase the big bream on the headlands at Curtis Island. You will catch Cod as by catch but take the good with the bad nothing wrong with a feed of cod.

Perfect weather conditions for fishing the Causeway Lake system, windy offshore so the lake is protected, cold south westerly's clean up the water and overcast so you don't get too burnt, and just plain miserable so chances are you will have the place to yourself. Go, enjoy, there will be flathead in the lake along with Jacks, Grunter, Bream, winter is the best time to fish the causeway but the barra which are in there are a bit sluggish.

Very Quiet, a few reports of Toga on small poppers in the quiet water and a few red claw kicking around.

Tonnes of Red Claw moving in the river at the moment. Went out on Emerald show holiday and put in 4 traps for half an hour and each trap was almost full unbelievably. 126 big red claw in four traps for half an hour fishing. Dog biscuits as bait. Redclaw were even caught on live bait while trying tocatch fish.

Like I said earlier the boat was out Sunday and Monday and the fishing was not a surprise as we thought with fishing pressure being released it had to be good and was. Plenty of good quality Reds, Green jobbies, and trout. So like we keep on saying when we can get there it's all good. Now we know why the charter boats in WA are so big. They have to contend with the Fremantle doctor which does not let up, just blows.

If you have any news on fish kills or things that are a bit unusual give us a heads up and we will see what we can find out for you .We have also heard that there was a fish kill out at Fairbairn Dam at Emerald as well so I would be interested on some more details we heard there was quite a lot of dead catfish, not that that's a bad thing I suppose but I would love to know the link between the fish kill's and the rain.

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