Report 3/8/19

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Report 3/8/19

Post by subeditor » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:25 pm

Hi everyone the weekend is shaping to be a nice weekend to hit the creeks and rivers with great tides and winds around the 15 knots cooling things down a little throughout the day.

Freshwater, Creeks, Rivers & Beaches
Reports have been good with plenty of Barra and Jacks willing to take lure and baits. With larger lures and live baits seem to be the preferred options for the Barra at the moment. The Barra are a little spread out at the moment so don’t be afraid to do a bit of moving around to find them. Vibe style lure have also been working well with some nice thread fin salmon being caught while jigging the deeper holes through the creeks and river around Townsville.
Luke has been at it again hitting the water landing a bunch of nice fish like this quality flathead.
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Joe had a ball catching a few nice Barra like this one with his father in-law at Morrissey’s recently.
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Don’t forget the crab pots the reports have been good in recent weeks with some reports of 3 and 4 bucks per pot from some of the local creeks with the incoming tide tending to produce the better catches.

Offshore & Bay
The last couple of days have been nice out on the bay in the mornings with flat conditions allowing for most to get out and fish the pylons and headlands. There was a bunch of squid around Orchard Rock at the back of Maggie earlier in the week with those fishing the area reporting nice catches using squid jigs.
There has also been some nice fingermark captures in recent days with some nice fish being caught around the some area, Cape Cleveland and the Shipping Pylons.
Matt was fishing the bay using slow pitch jigs when this nice fingermark climbed on.
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The bays inside the Cape have been producing some nice grunter in recent weeks with fish working up into the shallows during the incoming night tides.
Offshore the reports have been good from those that have managed to sneak out with good nannygai catches on the inshore shoals.

Bit of a slow week this week unfortunately with the wind and waves making a lot of the local water dirty resulting in very low visibility for the most part. Speaking with a couple of Maggie Island lads over the weekend and they said that they have seen a BOOM in the crayfish population around the Island. Although decent vis was had to come by with a bit of persistence and moving from bay to bay (in search of vis) they were rewarded with a really good feed of crays. Next week the weather is looking prime for a day off mid-week, if you were in the market for a new set of fins, tackle world Townsville have recently been re-stocked with Penetrator and Dive R carbon and composite blades with a variety of foot pockets to match, come in and check out our range before your next dive trip. As always, if you are out and about, dive safe and never take more than you need. Cheers all,

Danny & the Tackle World Team
Tackle World Townsville (07 4725 1266)
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