I hope you are wearing
good sturdy footwear as you dance across the razor sharp oyster covered
From Cairn's beaches to the immediate north, to the outcrops around
the Port Douglas region, the renown Princess Charlotte Bay wet season
run off to the many rocky outcrops that dot the remote Cape York and Gulf
country - every one of them will hold some fish at certain times of the
During and immediately
after heavy persistent rainfall these rocky outcrops and rock walls provide
shelter to the many baitfishes, prawns and crustaceans flushed from our
swollen rivers. Where the food goes, the predators follow and its no wonder
that some of the best barra fishing of the year can be had during this
wet season period.
It can be difficult to plan your assault however and
if you are an intending visitor to our region it is much better to target
the pre- and post-wet season (November to mid December or late March to
April) for this style of fishing.
The further north
you travel however the more predictable quality fishing becomes from these
zones. Other targets here include mangrove jacks and trevally.