Fish­ing with heff

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

IT HAS been a very pro­duc­tive pe­riod on the wa­ter over the past week par­tic­u­larly for those who have ven­tured off­shore.

The reef re­ports cer­tainly con­tinue to im­press with good hauls of fish be­ing caught and there’s a va­ri­ety of qual­ity ta­ble fish on of­fer.

Dragon Lady Char­ters have been right at the fore­front of the ac­tion re­turn­ing back to base each day with a plethora of reef fish in­clud­ing plenty of mon­ster large mouth nan­ny­gai, handy num­bers of coral trout, big reef man­grove jack, thump­ing golden and gold spot trevally, Span­ish mack­erel, sweet­lip, small mouth nan­ny­gai, sev­eral red em­peror and also long nose em­peror.

Skip­per Steve said it’s been a re­ally con­sis­tent week or so and with the fish in an ag­gres­sive mood it has made his task a rather easy one.

The weather has mostly been kind enough to fish his pre­ferred deeper spots and to his de­light the sharks have been void for a change.

On the blue­wa­ter scene game boats Sal­taire and Reel Chase have been back into the lo­cal ac­tion and are now start­ing to find the Span­ish mack­erel in more solid num­bers mostly rang­ing be­tween the 6-7kg mark.

Trolling a spread of hard body lures and garfish both skip­pers have said once they’ve found where the bite is they are con­sis­tently turn­ing reels from that point on.

They’ve also ex­pe­ri­enced some re­ally good fish­ing chas­ing the gi­ant trevally on the pop­pers as well with some trips reg­is­ter­ing in ex­cess of 20 fish be­ing caught and re­leased.

In the rivers and creeks Chris­tian Webb of Trin­ity Sport­fish­ing has said there’s still some good ac­tion to be had with his re­port reg­is­ter­ing plenty of man­grove jack and the odd big barra is still pre­pared to play.

Other fish to be caught with reg­u­lar­ity have in­cluded grunter, plump sized bream, with a few queen­fish and trevally thrown in as well.

As we speak there’s a heap of lo­cals head­ing into Lake­field National Park with the road now open and bar­ra­mundi is on the agenda.

It will be in­ter­est­ing to see how the fish­ing is and re­ports in­di­cate that they have seen enough of a wet sea­son there to pro­duce some good re­sults. I’ll have more on this in next week’s re­port.

With the weather com­ing in over the next sev­eral days head­ing out bush sounds like a good plan to me.

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