Epic session fishing Cape Flattery during the last days of our northern adventure.
Cape Flattery is approximately 40 kilometres north of Cooktown and famous for it’s shimmering white sand and Silica mine.
It is one of the world’s largest silica mines and the white sand dunes are spectacular.
Fishing Cape Flattery has been productive on every visit.
The headland provides some great top water opportunities and the deep water nearby is filled with rubble and reef patches.
The sand loading facility attracts pelagics like big GT’s and Spanish Mackerel.
Metal slices and poppers and stick baits are the go for this type of fishing.
Or if you’re into trolling, gar with wog heads will work a treat.
On the protected side (western beach) there are plenty of land based headland opportunities that can be easily accessed.
Fishing Cape Flattery for the trevally and queenfish schools is insane.
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Gear and Tackle Used Fishing Cape Flattery.
We have prepared a cheat sheet with >> Ryan’s favourite gear and tackle.
Although this gear is not specific to on particular species, it is what he uses to fish tropical north Australia for most species.
Before we left my good mate (and custom rod builder) Ronnie Farren made me a 6 foot custom bait caster to raffle off in our Barra Basics fishing course community.
But I had to test drive it first haha.
It worked a treat and really surprised me on the big Nanny’s batting well above it’s weight while still being beautifully light and easy to fish with.
We tested it on many species, fingermark, golden trevally, 6000 blue salmon (haha) and of course big nannys and gold spots on the wonkys.
I loved it so much I’m getting him to make me one.
All the components were supplied by Ian Drent from Myrodshop.com and built by Ron Farren from Salty Dog Custom Rods Townsville (contact him via his Salty Dog Facebook page) if you’re interested in one of his masterpieces. And it was built on a Sabre Genesis 8-10 kg blank.
On this trip we used our own lures almost exclusively because after years of testing they have been found to be so effective.
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Ryan’s custom rod made by Ron Farren of Salty Dog Custom Rods in Townsville. You can contact him via his facebook page.
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I hope you enjoyed our video Fishing Cape Flattery
Stay tuned for the next episode as we have an exciting fishing sessions on the very last day of the trip.