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Johnstone River

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17°31'13.28" S, 146°3'35.43" E


The Johnstone River runs through Innisfail is approximately 90km south of Cairns. It is a great place target Barramundi and the River has been stocked since 1994 and continues to be stocked with the last release was in 2009.

The Johnstone River has a few notable features to get you started catching fish including rocky outcrops, mangroves, feeder creeks and sand flats. Barramundi can be targeted all year around with exception to the closed season, experienced lure fisherman will know the techniques required – during the cooler periods remember to slow down the lure retrieve. The classic Barra lures will work well in the Johnstone River, remembering dark lures on cloudy days. Soft plastics rigged on weedless hooks are always a confidence booster when fishing the mangrove forest for Mangrove Jacks, try white plastics.

After the rains its well worth casting at the feeder creeks on a receding tide Barramundi, Jacks and Grunter.

Upstream the Johnstone River produces some of the best fresh water creek fishing in Far North Queensland with great Sooty Grunter and Jungle Perch on offer. A stealth approach is key when chasing Jungle Perch as once they are startled they can completely shut down and move on.

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Far North Queensland Fishing Report

Port Douglas Fishing Report for February 2016 April 1, 2016

As we enter into March the full extent of the wet season is still yet to be determined. Do date it has been a moderate wet season with occasional huge dumpings of... Read more

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Current Rating Johnstone River April, 2016
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Tide Times Johnstone River Coconuts (2.6km) Friday 18 Oct 2019

4:45AM
0.99MLow
11:33AM
2.28MHigh
5:52PM
1.59MLow
10:35PM
1.83MHigh

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Recommended Lures for Johnstone River We're still working on the equation for the best lures, so please be patient!

Squidgies Pro Range Wriggler - 65mm

Pro Wriggler – 65mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Bream, Dusky Flathead, Flathead, Yellowfin Bream

Jewie 150

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi

Squidgies Pro Lobby

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Bream, Yellowfin Bream

Laser Pro 160

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi
Reidy's Lures - Little Lucifer Hellraiser

Little Lucifer Hellraiser – Reidy’s Lures

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi, Cod
Killalure Flatz Ratz 2

Flatz Ratz – Killalure

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi, Black Spotted Rockcod, Mangrove Jack

Squidgies Pro Wriggler – 80mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream
Bream Lure the Strike Pro Pygmy 2

Pygmy 2 – Strike Pro

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Bream, Yellowfin Bream

Laser Pro 120

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi

Squidgies Pro Wriggler – 140mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Golden Snapper / Fingermark

Squidgies Pro Critter 55mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Bream, Yellowfin Bream

Skippy Surface Lure

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

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