Report 12/4/19

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Report 12/4/19

Post by subeditor » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:52 pm

Hi everyone it looks like another blown out weekend with winds forecast up around the 20 knot mark so once again most of the fishing will be in the creeks and rivers.

Freshwater, Creeks, Rivers & Beaches
The weirs are still producing barra with Aplin’s probably the place to be land-based over the last few weeks and it is likely to stay that way until the water stops dribbling over the weir wall. Once that happens we should see most of the action back in the freshwater sections and back to the usual with most action around the moon.
Remember if you are fishing the freshwater sections of the Ross River you need a SIPs permit.

Bridie fished the Herbert River with her Uncle and Aunt catching her first ever barramundi.
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Cass caught her first fingermark in one of the local creeks
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The tides are slowly improving and as we get into the weekend there should be more movement in the tides with the morning tides probably the best for crabbing. The first few hours off the top of the tide is often a great time to crab as you tend to get the better male crabs start to move first.

The afternoon tides look good for flicking a few lures around the snags or soaking a few live baits. There has been a few nice barra caught in recent days and in terms of baits both mullet and large prawns have been producing some very nice fish. It is also worth mentioning the good reports of prawn in the creeks making it easy to catch bait and if you get onto a good patch plenty for a feed also. Top pocket cast nets are a great way to chase prawns in the deeper holes.

Offshore & Bay
Once again the record player is on repeat - Offshore fishing is probably not an option again this weekend with the winds around the 20knots for most of the weekend. If you are looking to sneak out into the bay the early mornings have been ok for a few hours before the winds get up but once again that is a day to day observation that one needs to make before heading out.

Alicia was back at it again catching this nice fingermark around one of the channel markers in the Bay.
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There are still a few Box Jellyfish around to make sure continue to use at a rashy or wetsuit if you do manage to get out for a diving during the Easter Break. As always, if you are out and about, dive safe and never take more than you need.

Danny & the Tackle World Team
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