Fishing Report 13 August 2018

Wow, another very reasonable week of winter weather on the cape has allowed many local and visiting anglers to test their fishing skills whether from the boats or the banks. With many visitors in the area we remind you to travel safe on our roads and be aware of long, heavy loads of many tourists hauling caravans up and down the dirt tracks.

On the Bluewater, Mackerel, both Spanish and Greys are being caught in good numbers again in the area between 3 and 12 mile off Pera. Ensure when fishing this magnificent specie that you place an emphasis on getting these fish into the boat with no delay as sharks are very active in this area as well.

There have been a few Sailfish and Marlin seen free-jumping around the 25 to 28 metre kink west of Pera which makes for an amazing natural sight. To date only a few have been caught and released at this point but were certain the numbers will start picking up as the season progresses.

From the estuaries the Barra and King Salmon have been a little more active with the warmer weather but are still up on the flats or in the drains in shallow water as evident by the specimen pictured captured by Tackle World staffer Kaiden Williams, great catch mate!

Tackle World will have Fathers Day Catalogue out very soon so keep your eyes out for this and maybe you can snap up a bargain. We also have new stock of the Jackson lure range just arrived so check them out!

Until next week, bent rods and tight lines.

Word from the Street,

By Ian Street - Tackle World Weipa

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