We have had an awesome easter week, perfect weather and sensational fishing action especially for pelagics on the inshore grounds. The sunshine coast lived up to it’s name with clear warm days and very light winds. Most trips were ½ and ¾ day mixed charters spent in close taking advantage of the mackerel run. Lots of schoolies caught up to 4kg as well as plenty of Spanish too. This one weighed in at 13kg but the average was around the 7kg mark.
Along with the mackerel were plenty of sweetlip, tuskfish, squire, gold spot wrasse, some huge cod up to 21kg, and some massive long tail tuna up to 24kg which put up a great fight, in shallow water, circling the boat and taking powerful runs. Bruce, one of our regulars, nailed this whoppa and was able to cross it off his bucket list. Well done mate!!!!!
This pic is of a 21kg gold spot estuary cod which swallowed one of our livies
We did get out for a fullday to the Barwon Banks on easter Monday and caught a mixed bag of reefies including tuskfish, red throat emperor, gold spot wrasse, coral cod, fusilier, snapper and pearl perch. We had mixed results with the crabbing- some trips were great and others were a little light on but with all the fishing action not alot of time was put into it.
If you want to take advantage of the weather and get out for a trip now is the perfect time. The pelagic fish that have been firing over easter should hang around for a couple more weeks and the last quarter to new moon phase is approaching which is great for fishing. With results like these you are going to have fun!!!