It was hot and windy, over the Christmas break so few hires went out. But things have changed now and the wind seems to have settled down with a more predictable calm seas or an easterly most mornings making it worthwhile getting out.
The Murchison River has flooded from the dumping of rain mid-January but has virtually stopped now and starting to clear up. This will set the mackerel and tuna alight and the mulloway will be coming in to the river to spawn.
Frank landed this 5.2kg tailor around midday Wednesday 31st at the river mouth in the dirty water! Anything is possible when the river is like this.
February can be hot but so can the fishing. Mackerel and tuna are patrolling the edges of the dirty water just out the front. Paul & Raelene, the new managers, are offering a great deal this February on boat hire. See the big discounts below.
Emu Springs Monitoring Station
The following graphs show the water level at Emu Springs on the Murchison River.
The link is below FYI
This is how it looked after the cyclone and local rain. Peaked at about 4.5m and then started to come down.
A steady drop in the level up until today 31st January. The river estuary is already starting to clear up, with blue water pushing in on the high tide already. There was no rain in the catchment area from the Broome Drenching Low that has now passed over Meekatharra.
When the weather is good so is the fishing
James with a pinky and a few fish in the esky made up their catch this month.
Kalbarri Offshore & Angling Club Local Comp.
20th January 2018
The river was flowing choc milk, making it quite hard to fish.
Frank did well from the beach and junior member Tom was pleased with his boat caught snapper
Despite the choc milk river, bream were on the chomp and Jeva’s went 1.02kg.
Steven had a good day in his new boat.
A couple of videos from my trip to France and Mauritius
These are more of a family type of videos with no fishing in them except a short spell in Mauritius.
Skiing French Alps Family
Christmas in Antibes 2017
Mauritius New Year
Need a boat for up north?
Remember the boats can be delivered 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. You are then required to return the boat to Kalbarri, but pick-up can be arranged for a fee of $200.00.
Popular Northern Destinations
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.
Check out the website: www.mackerelislands.com.au
Ashburton Resort. Phone 9184 6586 email: email@example.com
Gnaraloo contacts for accommodation:
Barbara: 9315 4809
Steep Point Ranger for booking campsites.
Phone: Paul Dickson – Steep Point 9948 3993
Dirk Hartog Island
Kieran Wardle: 08 99481 211 Mob: 0407 383 449
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.
You can now view all my past newsletters in my Blogs.
From 2017 they are on my website
They are quite long URL’s so add them to your favourites.
3-day weather forecasts, www.buoyweather.com go to virtual buoys, pick the location you want.
This is the one I go by!