Fish­ing with heff

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

WE ex­pe­ri­enced another great week of weather and the fish­ing re­ports have re­mained con­sis­tently good over the past week.

Hav­ing gone off the bite for a few days fol­low­ing the spawn­ing process, the coral trout came back on the bite with a vengeance in re­cent times. For a few days they went on a fast and then de­cided it was time to fill the belly. Ac­cord­ing to both Dragon Lady and Sal­taire Char­ters they ex­pe­ri­enced sim­i­lar re­sults with some healthy catches recorded of late. Both skip­pers ob­served that the ma­jor­ity of fish had com­pletely empty stom­achs and were well over­due for a good feed. There was still the odd trout with roe in­side which in­di­cates a pro­por­tion of this species will spawn in the next bout of reef clo­sures at the very end of Oc­to­ber. Other species to show some form were gold spot trevally, sweet­lip, stripeys and the odd Span­ish mack­erel caught on the float.

On the light tackle scene their con­tin­ues to be some great fish caught on the shelf rang­ing from yel­lowfin tuna to wa­hoo to big Span­ish mack­erel. The gi­ant trevally fish­ing was also much im­proved in the last few days aided by some good run in the tides.

News fur­ther north has the Lizard Is­land Mar­lin Clas­sic un­der­way and af­ter Day 2 of fish­ing 22 mar­lin had been tagged thus far in the seven-day tour­na­ment. Th­ese early fig­ures in­di­cate that healthy num­bers of big fish will be caught dur­ing this com­pe­ti­tion. Lo­cal ves­sel Reel Chase finds it­self in the top half of the field af­ter the first two days.

Look­ing ahead Fri­day might see the end of the nice weather for a lit­tle while with fresh­en­ing winds and rain ex­pected over the weekend. Some may ap­pre­ci­ate the cooler change af­ter an in­cred­i­bly long run of hot, calm weather. I’m not sure you would agree if you were hop­ing to get off­shore this weekend !

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CAUGHT:

Yel­low-fin tuna

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