Fishing with heff
WELL what a horror run of weather we’ve had recently which is stretching out to over a week of strong wind warnings.
This pattern doesn’t look like changing much either until the back end of the weekend either which will keep the offshore fraternity staying at home for the short term future.
It has been a frustrating month or so as this is third block of extended bad weather we’ve experienced in recent times.
It’s been a shame because the reef fishing and pelagic fishing has been really on fire during the calm spells. Next week however looks promising and there’ll bee plenty of keen anglers prepared to make the ocean journey.
This has left the calm water to fish of late and according to James Beitzel of On the Daintree Fishing he said there’s been some handy fishing to be had with reasonable numbers of fingermark still biting, there’s still a few barra kicking around and there’s been some really good numbers of golden trevally particularly in his river system.
Down in Port Douglas Christian Webb of Trinity Sportfishing says the local inlet is red hot for plump sized bream, there’s been some good catches of mangrove jack and grunter and there’s still the odd barra being caught as well.
Quite a few local anglers headed up to Lakefield National Park last week with the roads now open and the reports were quite reasonable. There were some big barra registered up to 97cm, several in the 80-90cm range and plenty just legal and under.
The lads that I spoke with said it was a case of travelling quite a few miles to get the rewards but well worth the effort especially when the big fish came around. They flicked lures mostly on foot following the banks of the Normanby River.
In the meantime hang in there for the moment and let’s hope we can get the blue water program back on track sooner rather than later.