Sunday, 10 May 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009 Fishing Report
Yesterday afternoon I joined fly fishers Ward and Richard on an expedition chasing Sooty Grunter. We left Townsville at about 1.30 in the afternoon, and didn't arrive at our fishing destination until just after 3.30. Yeah, it was a fair drive. But the water we were to fish looked fantastic. Very clear, very fishy and very remote.
My first cast saw a small Barra flash my soft plastic. But being the first cast I was not really ready. And the cast was over a pretty rocky area, so my first though was the lure had bumped the rocks. But a silver flash confirmed it was a fish.
Over the next couple of hour we walked and cast and walked and cast, and finally we walked some more. It was not as fishy as we had hoped, bit cold I suspect. But Ricard finished with a nice Sooty, Ward 1 Sooty and myself 2 Sooties and 2 Tarpon. I think I might give this spot a miss until things warm up again. Just too far to drive/walk for my liking.