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Fly Fishing

Chasing Golden Trevalley on the Magnetic Island flats.


Enjoying one of the many beautiful beaches of Magnetic Island.

Saturday 12 July 2014

Thursday not so good

Following our successes with the Doggie Mackerel on Wednesday, we figured a run back there the next day should see us straight back into them. The weather was going to be very different, with a change due to come through about 10.30am. But it was supposed to be calm again in the morning, and the change should have only been 10-15knots. Easy as!

But it didn't turn out that way. As soon as we poked the nose of the boat out the front of Ross River the wind stated. A nice 10knots straight up. So we decided to stick closer to home and headed to the Alligator Creek Weedbed area, rather than Long Beach where we were the day before. It was ok, bit of wind chop, but good enough to get fishing. So we put out the burley and baits. But an hour later and the same baits were still on the end of the line and still looking good. The wind slowly picked up and started nudging 15knots. So we decided to run in closer and fish over the flats while the tide was still high. But the wind just got stronger, so we took off for home while the tide was still high enough to make the run back to Ross River in close along the shore.

As we got back to the Ross the wind seemed to drop off. It actually looked pretty good inside the island. So we headed out into the channel for a look around the pylons. Big mistake! The run over was good, and we fished for a few minutes in reasonable water. But then it really came in. All of a sudden it was more like 20-25knots and we had to punch into in all the way back. Lucky that 485sf can eat up the at wind chop!

So I'd say thats it for me for the school holidays. Maybe the wind will be back down next weekend?