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Tarpon on a  y are a great challenge.
Double hook-ups can be a common occurrence when tarpon  shing.
on lures.
They are aggressive,
hit lures hard and put up a great fight, but it’s the visual element to tarpon fishing that make them so exciting.
feeding on the Daintree River, managed to tie off the boat and cast a small popper into the frenzy and land six fish from six casts.
di, mangrove jack and of course tarpon.
Their bony mouths mean the slightest ink- ling of a little loose line will see you back to square one.
My clients have caught a heap of species up in the freshwater on them, such as sooty grunter, jungle perch, barramun-
They are made in Queensland, so there’s another great reason to gooutandgetafewfor your tackle box.
Nathan with a solid tarpon.
TPretty in pink – tarpon tricks
ARPON have to be one of the best species to target
Fishing Cairns
Stanage Bay back
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bream are available, as well as our quality catfish and shark.
bit of fishing off, it is certainly advisable to bring a boat to give a much broader scope of fishing ac- tivities.
The road into Stan- age Bay is in what I would classify as fair to good condi- tion and is currently being graded – which was seriously required.
A good seaworthy boat of 4.5m or more with decent horse- power should cope, even for our creek system here – with a big tide and a bit of breeze it can get untidy on the water, as it can anywhere.
Whatever happens, enjoy life for what it is and if you haven’t had the pleasure of visiting Stanage Bay, put it on your list.
Stay safe, travel safe and we look for- ward to seeing you in Stanage Bay one day soon.
While there are plenty of beaches to explore and to do a
A great Father’s Day for Shane, he spent the weekend with his sons at Stanage Bay catch- ing  sh and crabs as a bonus.
Dragging small lures through deep pockets will entice silver flash- es, as tarpon sitting on the bottom with their upwards-looking eyes scan for anything mov- ing through the hole.
My lure of choice at the moment is the Mi- cro Mullet by Lively Lures in hot pink.
Prior to these, I most- ly used lures made of balsa wood, and while these lures are also very good, I would go through too many try- ing to remove hooks from fish, bending the wire at the tail of the lure and breaking the balsa.
You can get up to three or four hits before one finally hooks up and the fight is on.
I bought a few just to see how they’d go and have been very im- pressed.
The beauty of the Mi- cro Mullet is that it is moulded plastic and tough as nails.
Those flashes and bumps certainly get the heart racing, but the real work is to be done once you’re hooked-up, and they don’t fight fair!
They perform in all sorts of light conditions, have strong trebles for the size of the lure and, most importantly, have a very high vibration rate at low speeds.
Another great attrib- ute is that when paused it will rise in the water column quite quickly.
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As for the mighty bar- ramundi, they take to the air and put on a fantastic aerial display.
While I catch most of my tarpon with a slow retrieve through deep holes, they will also take surface lures with enthusiasm.
I once saw fish surface
Zenan landed this trevally on a surface lure.

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