Wayne was definitely a happy fisherman this weekend.
He was on a three quarter day charter with us on Sunday where we started at the Caloundra 12 Mile but when it didn’t fire – a lot of small fish kept stealing baits – we changed tactics and headed to Caloundra 9 Mile.
While the bait thieves were still around a few big keepers were going into the esky, starting with Wayne’s seven-kilogram snapper, which swallowed a soft plastic and gave him a great scrap. We also got a spotted mackerel at the same mark.
But when the bite slowed down we headed in closer again and tried Currimundi Reef, a well known hunting ground for all types of mackerel. We lucked out on catching another one but we bagged some squire, sweetlip, moses perch and a four kilogram cod on a live bait. Once again Wayne was dropping his bit at the right place and the right time. Well done mate!
The weather held up reasonably well for us over the past week with mostly northerly winds, which keeps the swell small. We had a mixture of fishing charters, with the full days and maxi days producing the most fish.
Some nice snapper – up to six kilograms – were bagged, along with pearl perch, tuskfish, red throat emperor, jobfish and moses perch. These are a few nice sized snapper from Friday’s fishing charter.
The next few days are looking a bit windy as the south-east change comes through. Wednesday afternoon or Thursday look like the next opportunity to get offshore.
If you’d like to come out for a fish, give us a call or flick us an email. We’d love to have you along.