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Picture: Brassy trevally have been caught on lure and fly in middle and lower areas of the gulf this past week.
Big schools of baitfish and clear waters have made for some entertaining sessions within the gulf. Queenfish, brassy trevally and giant herring were among the species to be caught on lure and fly in middle and lower areas of the gulf this past week. Peter Gates, Ross Lawrence and Kevin Durbano caught several rankin cod on a variety of jigs near the islands that are situated within the gulf waters. More rankin have been coming from the 30m to 90m depths off the west coast together with red and spangled emperor. Spanish mackerel continue to be caught on bibbed minnows trolled between the 15m and 30m depths off the west coast reef. Small black marlin and sailfish have been encountered out wide while the latter billfish species are expected to start appearing in the upper areas of the gulf in numbers during the coming weeks.
Giant trevally are a chance on big poppers and stick baits at Oysters late afternoon and evening. Smaller varieties of trevally have been turning up in the lower areas of the gulf together with queenfish, yellowfin bream and the odd mangrove jack. Squid are in the gulf and there are a few being caught from the Tantabiddi boat launching facility at times.