October..Barramundi and new places

Posted by Dave on Friday, 11th November, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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October is traditionally a good month at Hinchinbrook, Barramundi and other mangrove species are in feeding mode.
The weather didn't do us too many favours, the rain kept the camera under covers but the fish didn't mind at all.

Mark and Cameron came in search of more Permit, day one we got shots and refusals but no bites, then the rain came. The Barramundi fishing was good though the guys landed well over 30 Barra one day with at least as many jumping off.

The Permit were in good numbers and multiple shots just didn't seem enough, another regular Nick and myself spent hours amongst tailing fish without a bite, it seemed that it was perhaps a spawning session and the fish were just not interested in food.

 We had some great sessions on GT's, Mangrove Jacks and Barramundi. Schools of spawning rays, fish leaving the air to eat flies and a long species list it was a another fun week with Nick.
A new location on the east coast of Cape York

We had an exploritory trip to Cape York, some areas I had fished before other were new but not unknown. The results were outstanding, with a species list of 30 including GT's of all sizes(up to 70lb), Golden and Blue Trevally, Permit, Queenfish, Tuna and Barramundi. The area is almost impossible to reach, there are is no access via the coast and no real easy way of getting a small boat there. We had a 110ft mothership and two 4.5metre boats lifted on davits.

The vessel and the fishing was 5 star, we did have tough times with wind and cloud but when it was on it was very good. I have some interest in doing this trip in 2012. If this interests you let me know asap and I'll forward the details.

November slows down for us as we don't book tides we wouldn't fish ourselves, so some time to catch up on tying flies, office work and maybe a few R&D days!
2012 dates are filling fast....