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Thomatis Creek

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16°49'49.29" S, 145°43'55.41" E


Thomatis Creek is a tributary system to the Barron River, Thomatis has deep holes, lots of structure and the banks are lined with mangroves – with these features you would believe it is a fishing mecca. However due to the proximity to Cairns and the Northern Beach suburbs fishing the Thomatis Creek can be difficult.

Launching from the boat ramp at Holloways Beach heading towards the mouth of the creek you will find a lot of land based people fishing the river mouth from the sand banks. Here you will catch Bream, Flathead, Shark, Stingray and the odd Barramundi, during the winter months the beaches around these all Cairns river mouths can produce good Trevally and even Permit.

Heading upstream you will find sharp bends accompanied by deep holes against the outside banks, for the patience bait fisherman these holes are worth dropping a line into. There are also dumped rubble and sunken snags hidden throughout these deeper holes where the large fish will be waiting. There are a few feeder creeks running into the Thomatis Creek which can make for good fishing on the run out tides.

Lure fishing the Thomatis Creek

Further upstream keep an eye on your sounder as you will encounter lots of underwater structure, marked above is the location of a demolished bridge that has formed deep holes either side around 7m with the bridge rising to around 2m. Before the bridge is a rocky outcrop, before that a series of underwater trees recently washed down during the wet season, all of which hold fish at the right time.

Overall fishing the Thomatis Creek can be tough, if you are unfamiliar fish activities at certain periods of time and tide it can be even harder. We’ve found run out tides the best, early morning looking for surface activity, fishing the mouths of feeder creeks for Flathead and small Barramundi. Later in the day the deeper snags are your best bet along with eddies formed at the bends.

Lures of choice are soft plastics rigged up with weedless 3.0 hooks and 2.0 sinkers, the best plastics we find are white in colour.

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Fish Species caught at Thomatis Creek

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Crocodiles in Thomatis Creek Crocodiles
Marine Stingers in Thomatis Creek Stingers
Mosquitoes and Sandflies at Thomatis Creek Mosquitoes & Sandflies
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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 Thomatis Creek April, 2016
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Tide Times Thomatis Creek Machans Beach (1.3km) Sunday 17 Nov 2019

5:10AM
0.94MLow
12:35PM
2.44MHigh

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

Laser Pro 120

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi

Squidgies Pro Lobby

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream
Killalure Flatz Ratz 2

Flatz Ratz – Killalure

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

Gulp Shrimp 2″

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Dusky Flathead, Mangrove Jack, Yellowfin Bream
Bream Lure the Strike Pro Pygmy 2

Pygmy 2 – Strike Pro

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

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, Mangrove Jack

Laser Pro 160

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi
Jackall Squirell 79 hank tuned

Jackall DD Squirrel 79SP Silent ‘Hank Tuned’

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

Squidgies Pro Critter 55mm

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

Little Lucifer Hellraiser – Reidy’s Lures

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi

Squidgies Slick Rig 130mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi

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