Fishing Report 24 February 2020
SW gusting 12 swinging late morning to a SE gusting 9 some rain is forecast early morning. Partly cloudy with a max of 24, Wave height 2.3-2.2 period 9-13 barometer 19-16.
High Tide 04.30 Low Tide 10.30.
WNW gusting 5 swinging to an E during the morning gusting 15 by the evening. Sunny with a max of 26. Wave height 2-1.6 period 13 barometer 1015-1010.
High Tide 04.55 Low Tide 10.57.
NE gusting 21 for most of the day. Partly cloudy with a max of 32. Wave height 1.6 period 11 barometer 1007-1002.
High Tide 05.20 Low Tide 11.24.
W gusting 12 then midmorning it swings to a SW gusting 21 by the evening. Cloudy with the odd shower in the afternoon with a max of 26. Wave height 1.5-1.1 period 7-10 barometer 1006-1009.
High Tide 05.45 Low Tide 11.50.
With a the rain we had from Saturday night till now we expect the temperature to drop in the lagoon because upriver temperatures we recorded at 31deg and near the mouth 28 however fish were caught the boats targeted River Snapper in the main and got a few decent ones with some very nice size River Bream, live baits were stolen by something very fast, maybe it was the bay Zambies that come into the river at this time of year.
Although the water was warm on Saturday some nice catches were made Diamonds came out at a few places a small Zambezi Shark was caught at first there were a lot of names for it been banded about before we settled on it been a Zambie, young sharks look very similar to each other. Sachen managed a nice Shad of 58cm the biggest for quite some time now although we suspect they have been taking the small Shad it was time one was caught. A car was broken into at the Banks on Thursday afternoon, this is not good at all. Just be aware of what is going on around you when you get there, maybe we should to a stroll around and see if anyone is hanging around and check what they are doing.
Several guys went out including some holiday makers from Ermelo, Greg took them to Gerries but had to return back as he was taking in water for some reason, they had fun and managed a big Slinger between them. Acton got a decent Couta and released a Dorado. Peter went out late and got a big Bonito of a good few KG, we did not measure or weigh it but it was a good fish none the less. Louis planned a short trip but got no game fish however his wife managed to a catch a decent size Kob her first from the Jet Ski.