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The fishing immediately after the cyclone was pretty good

TERRIFIC TREVALLY: Coby Pascoe with a huge giant trevally, photographed then released.
TERRIFIC TREVALLY: Coby Pascoe with a huge giant trevally, photographed then released.

IT WAS a bit of a wild and woolly one last Friday with Marcia giving central Queensland a shake-up.

The best news to come out of it was no fatalities were caused by the cyclone.

For those of us who have done our time in the far north it was much the same as any other decent-sized cyclone but for the first-timers it was a bit scary.

Now it is over and there are still lots of us without power, phone, internet or mobile service in our homes, let's hope this time next week everything will be mostly back to normal.

The fishing immediately after the cyclone was pretty good for inshore and offshore fishers.

Flynn Brosnan caught his biggest fish ever on a popper this week. Photo by Jack Sutton.
Flynn Brosnan caught his biggest fish ever on a popper this week. Photo by Jack Sutton.

Barramundi and king salmon were both on the chew as I mentioned they should be.

To them, every day is a work day and these little events only make them more eager to find a feed. Quite a number of fish were caught by those who could push the clean-up back a day or two. Down the river, Connor's, Little Oaky and Reidy's were producing some fine barras. Both lures and live prawns did the trick. Once again, the bigger lures didn't catch all the fish. The baits in the river at the moment are pretty small so the lures doing the damage were the same size. From Mackenzie to Casuarina was the area for big king salmon.

Work all the little gutters and run-off points and sooner or later the salmon will show.

Last weekend the hot windless days were prime for the offshore guys to get out and chase reefies and pelagics. Some good reports came in of big large mouth nannies at a few of the closer spots while emperor and trout were also on the menu.

There are a few spanish about but they prefer the cleaner waters outside the main islands at present.

This week again promises to be a top one with the wind and temperatures in sync to get the fish biting and allow us to have a crack.

Daniel Mackenzie with a very nice river barra.
Daniel Mackenzie with a very nice river barra.

The estuaries should have settled down for a feed of crabs and there are prawns in creeks.

All the businesses below not only support the column but the whole fishing community as well.

Most of them have done it a bit tough with cyclone damage etc lately. Why not drop in for a chat, buy some gear and show them we appreciate them.

Thanks again to Bluefin Sports, Rosslyn Bay Kiosk, The Causeway Lake Kiosk, Stanage Bay Marine, The Secret Spot, Kalka Bait and Tackle who are the local weigh points where you can get your photo taken or just drop yours in. Contact me at ifishcq2@bigpond.com Send your emails or photos in to be eligible for next $50 voucher draw.

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