Report 7/6/19

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Report 7/6/19

Post by subeditor » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:33 am

Hi everyone it looks like another weekend of windy weather but hopefully we start to see some calmer conditions later next week. Until then it looks like the creeks and rivers will be your best option if you are looking to wet a line this weekend.

For those willing to put the casts in there are still good barra to catch in the weirs. They just seem to be responding to smaller paddle tail plastics worked extra slow.

Creeks, Rivers & Beaches
The barra seem to have adjusted to the temperature drop and are starting get hungry again with some good reports of fish willing to take lures and live baits. This time of year the barra really start to stack up on particular snags along a bank. Shallow banks are often the place to start searching first as the water temperature is often slightly warmer. It is also a good move to reduce the leader weight and the size of lures and soft plastics you are using during the cooler months. Live prawns are the go to bait for barra during winter. Last but not least look for banks holding bait like herring.
The direction of the winds have been pushing over the beaches and resulting in some nice clear water in close in recent days. This tends to bring the bait in closer and as a result you start to see schools of bigger predatory fish like trevally, queenfish and salmon pushing along the beaches.
The Northern Beaches have been producing a few nice whiting and flathead in recent times for those willing to brave the cooler mornings.
Daryl got into the barra with this nice specimen topping the scales.
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Isla had a ball fishing one off the local beaches landing this nice flathead.
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Offshore & Bay
The fishing offshore has been none existent this week and it looks like there won’t be much over the weekend but fingers crossed later next week we can get some calmer conditions. Early last week from those that managed to snatch a few days through the week and get offshore reported good catches of coral trout on the reefs and the Spanish mackerel were going off on the shoals. Exciting times ahead all the signs are there for one of the biggest mackerel seasons in a long time we just need the weather gods to help us out.
There is plenty of bait on the billfish ground so the game fishers could be in for a great season as well. With reports of plenty of small fish off Cairns and the fishery going off around Fraser Island at the moment, all is looking good for a few good years for the light tackle game fishers.
Connor loves catching grunter like this and once again out fishing his old man.
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A few brief opportunities recently were enough for a few local divers to get out and about and dive some of their favorite areas. Fingermark are still an option with most divers who ventured out and managed to find some visibility bagging a few. Typically this time of the year the inshore diving is the go to option as the cooler water brings a heap of different species into prospect. Headlands are a great place to start looking as schools of Barramundi stack up just after the turn of the low tide seeking the warmer water offered by the exposed rocks and ledges. Deep wrecks will begin to offer up species like Reds and Nannies as the temperature continues to drop, so for those savvy spearos who have invested time pool training the next couple of months is beginning to look very promising.
As always if you are diving the deeper wrecks and shoals over winter Dive Safe and never take more than you need.

Danny & the Tackle World Team
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