What a great spell of weather we’re having. It’s well overdue. I hope you’ve been making the most of it. We’ve certainly been busy this week.
Here’s a shout out to Hugh, who spent his bucks’ party on the boat with us on Friday, enjoying the fishing, sun and a cold beer. It was a lot of fun.
The boys kept enough fish for a barbecue that night. And it was great that we were able to let some of the good fish go to fight another day.
Our best fish this week was a six kilogram coral trout caught on the Caloundra 12 Mile Reef. It was caught using a pilchard for bait.
Coral trout is a species we usually catch in the warmer months so it was good to see such a big one at this time of year. Well done mate!
Overall, the fishing for the week has been good although Sunday was a little slow, possibly because of strong currents.
On our half-day trips we have been making the most of the mackerel as they migrate north for the winter. They’ll only be around for a few more weeks, so you need to get out there soon if you want to hook one.
Our full day trips on the outer reefs have been good for catching winter species like pearl perch and snapper as well as a lot of venus tuskfish, which is a popular table fish.
What’s being caught this week:
Currimundi Reef: spotted mackerel, grassy sweetlip, tuskfish and squire
Caloundra 9 Mile: snapper, tuskfish, grassy sweetlip and moses perch
Caloundra 12 Mile: grassy sweetlip, squire, pearl perch, coral trout and maori cod
Murphy’s Reef and Gneerings: spotted mackerel, mac tuna, squire and sweetlip
Barwon Banks: snapper, pearl perch, moses perch, maori cod, tuskfish, fusilier and hussar.
The weather in the next week doesn’t look as stable as it has been and the predictions are that Friday and Sunday will be a bit blowy for offshore fishing. But apart from that we should be heading out. Give us a call if you’d like to come along.