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Russell and Mulgrave River

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17°13'42.37" S, 145°57'47.21" E


The Mutchero Inlet is a beautiful place to fish, surrounded by thick mangoves and lush rainforest the scenery is as good as the fishing. The inlet is surrounded by large mountains, Mount Bellenden Ker on the southern side of the inlet is the second highest peak in Queensland. To the north another large mountain range Russell Heads separates the Russell River from the ocean. This unique geographic nature makes these 2 rivers receive close to the highest average rainfall in Australia. Both rivers are protected from onshore winds making fishing ideal all year round.

During the wet season the fresh water from both the Russell and Mulgrave River meet at the T junction forming the Mutchero Inlet and after a few days of rain is a great time to target Barramundi. During the dry season the salt water makes its way further upstream were Queenfish and Trevally begin to surface for the avid lure fisherman.

Both rivers are stocked with Barramundi.

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Port Douglas Fishing Report for February 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 Russell and Mulgrave River April, 2016
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Recommended Lures for Russell and Mulgrave River We're still working on the equation for the best lures, so please be patient!

Skippy Surface Lure

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

Squidgies Slick Rig 130mm

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

Pygmy 2 – Strike Pro

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

Squidgies Pro Wriggler – 80mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream
Squidgies Pro Range Wriggler - 65mm

Pro Wriggler – 65mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

Junior B52

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi

Laser Pro 160

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi
Berkley Gulp! Shrimp 2"

Gulp Shrimp 2″

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Grunter, Mangrove Jack, Yellowfin Bream

Squidgies Pro Flickbait 110mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Golden Trevally
Killalure Flatz Ratz 2

Flatz Ratz – Killalure

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

Jewie 150

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi
Squidgies Pro Wriggler - 100mm - Bloodworm

Pro Wriggler – 100mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi, Golden Snapper / Fingermark, Mangrove Jack, Queenfish

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  1. Phillip

    Hello is there any mub crab being caught in the Russell River or Musgrave River

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