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shady camp advice

Post by pelletouse » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:28 am

Good morning guys.

i was thinking going for a camping fishing trip over this long weekend with my mate at shady camp.
Is it worth going regarding the water temp dropping for fishing the salt and fresh water side?
we want to catch a few barra and salmon but if not worth it, we might consider going somewhere else, like blue water fishing instead.

thanks in advance for any advice.



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Re: shady camp advice

Post by Matt Flynn » Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:49 pm

Salmon always a good chance at Shady, but it is June, which is bluewater time.

Haven't heard a report from the fresh side of Shady but it's an option if it is too windy for the bluewater.

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Re: shady camp advice

Post by pelletouse » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:54 pm

thanks for replying me back Matt.

cheers

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Re: shady camp advice

Post by Matt Flynn » Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:44 am

Sorry to see you got 83 views without a reply from someone who's been out there recently.

Hope you catch a few :mrgreen:

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Re: shady camp advice

Post by pelletouse » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:23 pm

no worries matt

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Re: shady camp advice

Post by Flickin4em » Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:01 am

Shady report for May / June :

Upper reaches of the salt (top 20km to the wreck and S bend area) will be OK but should have been down the mouth out there 5 - 6 weeks ago for better fishing. If you go out try the upper sections near the barrages on the last incoming high tide and then the first 2 hrs of outgoing I saw a few mullet and small barra mostly 40 - 60cm ish chasing them. There is still the odd bigger fish around but more likely they'll be caught by dedicated and skilled anglers at night using fizzers or "walk the dog." stickbaits like xwalks in a couple of spots. The fresh is still badly stained and unlikely to hold many Barra that are active in the cooler months but always a few Saratoga if you get desperate.

Don't bother with the front of Sampan it was loaded with jellyfish for 15km last time I checked. Didn't mark any fish.

Jewies have been firing pretty consistently on the reef out the front with most trips seeing a lot of crews bagging out on decent fish : between 1m and 1.2m being the norm.

Point Stuart Road was graded a few weeks ago and a bushfire went through that arvo so a couple of deadfall logs on the track was the only issue with the roads condition all the way out. When I was there there was also a bloke gurneying the ramps off too for the AWD or 2WD fellas. :mrgreen:
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Post by theodosius » Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:01 am

Should be plenty of small barra in the fresh billabong

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Re: shady camp advice

Post by Ajwebb » Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:16 pm

What’s the fresh water side like? Many submerged obsticals to watch out for or not too bad out there?

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Post by Flickin4em » Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:49 pm

Navigation in this section is fine but it's only a small area. This lagoon has 2 rockbars which should be around 1.5-2m deep still which might hold fish and there should be a few lillies to catch on the prop up the top bit... Hitting a big crocodile would be the only thing to damage your rig in that upper section.

Fishfinder mag has these rockbars mapped out in pretty good detail on the depth charts but a good sounder will show them no worries.
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Re: shady camp advice

Post by pelletouse » Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:50 pm

sorry for the late reply. I didn't see your reply before.
thanks for the full report really helpfull, didn't turn out we went there.
we might head to shady within few weeks, for a caping fishing trip

cheers

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