Hinchinbrook Channel is 110sq km of endless mangrove lined creeks, rivers, tidal flats, sandy drop-offs and deep rocky holes.
Fishing the flats can supply exciting action at high tide and as the tide falls drains and drop-offs are formed and bait schools are forced out by the receding waters.
Sprays of shimmering baitfish or prawns often reveal the presence of hungry Barramundi on the prowl. This is prime hunting time on the flats for the mighty Barramundi - Australia's premier tropical inshore sportfish.
There is no greater thrill than to have a large Barramundi explode from the shallows boat side after inhaling a well presented lure. The flats at high water are also a feeding ground for Trevally, Australian snub nose dart (permit), Tarpon, and the highflying Queenfish.
Lure fishing the flats is year round with activity reaching a high point during the warmer months. If you would like to experience the excitement of saltwater flat fishing then consider the Hinchinbrook Channel Flats with Crackajack Sportfishing Adventures.
Lucinda Sugar Loader
The Lucinda Sugar Loader is the longest continuous conveyor at 5.76km in the Southern Hemisphere - hundreds of pylons forming habitat for baitfish and predators alike.
At the end of the conveyor tidal flows form boils and turbulence - this is a prime area for large Fingermark. Pelagic species such as Spanish Mackerel, Giant Trevally, Queenfish, Northern Bluefin Tuna and some anglers have even been lucky enough to land juvenile Black Marlin.
There is plenty of action on top water.