The Murchison River came down in a brown chocolate milk colour about 10 days ago.

Not a big flood, most of the river species are still getting caught and there was no fish kills

that sometimes happens when a lot of fresh water floods down. The fresh water floats on top

of the salt so the saltwater species can survive underneath. Same for the ocean, only the top

layer is dirty, being quite clear underneath.

The mackerel and tuna are there smashing the lovesick mullet that take this opportunity to swim

out into the ocean and spawn, thus dispersing their eggs.

Dave Burrows had a great day out landing tuna and mackerel.

We hooked lots of fish, dropping a few, releasing one small tuna and the sharks were

hungry taking at least 3 of our fish that day.

After the Murchison River started to flow, there was dirty water all the way out to the Three Mile.

I had a troll last Sunday to see what the conditions were like, taking Dave and Gladys Blackmoore

and mate Toni. Toni has been out a few times with me and always comes home with the goods.

 Dave was first up with a stripy tuna then followed up with a small yellow-fin tuna

Toni got a small yellow-fin as well after dropping a couple of double hook-ups.

So still plenty of action in the dirty water combined with hordes of birds!

 Kalbarri Offshore & Angling Club Local Comp.

18th February 2017

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Still plenty of fish in the flowing Murchison River. Beau with a Malabar cod

     

Harry got this small spotted mackerel on 3kg line and my tuna went 3.4kgs on 3kg line

    

A couple of nice dhuies for Paul and Ken from their boat

Bite of the Month

Dave’s tuna wins Bite of the Month. This 15kg plus tuna took Dave’s lure within 8 minutes of putting

the lures out. The day continued like that but with a lot of losses to sharks.

I award Bite of the Month to someone who catches the best fish of the month

from one of my boats.

See all the previous Bite of the Month winners on my website

    Need a boat for up north?

Remember I will deliver a boat out to the turn-off for free for those heading north.

Just pre arrange and ring me from Geraldton and I will meet you there.

Popular Northern Destinations

Thevenard Island

Island Manager: 9184 6444.

The accommodation is open again and Direction

Island is always open and still a good option and bookings can be made.

bookings@mackerelislands.com.au

Check out the website: www.mackerelislands.com.au

Ashburton Resort

Ashburton Resort. Phone 9184 6586 email: admin@ashburtonresortonslow.com.au

Website: www.ashburtonresortonslow.com.au

Gnaraloo Station

Gnaraloo contacts for accommodation:

Barbara: 9315 4809

Email: bookings@gnaraloo.com.au

Website: Gnaraloo.com.au

Steep Point

Steep Point Ranger for booking campsites.

Phone: Paul Dickson – Steep Point 9948 3993

http://www.sharkbay.org.au

Email: Ranger@steeppoint.com.au

Dirk Hartog Island

Kieran Wardle:  08 99481 211   Mob: 0407 383 449

www.facebook.com/dirkhartogisland

http://www.dirkhartogisland.com/

Game, Bottom and Beach Fishing Action

These links will take you to my Youtube Channel  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiVvKy5Bp2fsZOGUnGPbhzg

And other videos showing some great action taken from

my boats and also a very good mulloway from the beach.

Triple tuna hook-up

Dhuie and snapper

Beach mulloway

Exmouth Marlin

Day in the life of Cray fishing

Gnaraloo 2013

Snorkelling Gnaraloo

Cobia and bait ball Kalbarri

Triple Tuna Sundae

Archived Newsletters

You can now view all my past newsletters in my Blogs.

www.murchisonboathirefishing2011.blogspot.com

www.murchisonboathirefishing2012.blogspot.com

http://murchisonboathirefishing2013.blogspot.com.au/

http://murchisonboathirefishing2014.blogspot.com.au/

http://murchisonboathirefishing2015.blogspot.com.au/

And now 2016 on my new website: www.murchisonboathire.com.au

They are quite long URL’s so add them to your favourites.

Remember if you rent our accommodation in Kalbarri you get big discounts on our boats.

3-day weather forecasts, www.buoyweather.com go to virtual buoys, pick the location you want.

 This is the one I go by!

Life’s too short to safely remove the USB!

Laurie