Once again the weather has hampered offshore fishing. We did get out on Friday and Saturday, but Sunday and Monday winds were strong and rain areas forced us to cancel our trips. Sunday was the new moon phase and we were hoping fishing would improve on the past 10 days as catches had been slightly down on average. I guess we will have to wait and see hopefully we will get out on Wednesday. One species that have been active are the venus tusk fish, which are just as good to look at as they are eat. We did catch quite a few on Friday with Adams fish weighing 2kg.
Along with a couple of pearl perch, cod, some small red emperor and a few moses perch, everyone had a bit of fun. Unfortunately a turtle got to our crab gear before we hauled it in and we only got left with a few. We decided to cook them for everyone to share on the way in.
Saturday was a bit slower fishing wise, however the crabbing was good and there was enough for everyone to take home a feed. We headed for my favourite bait ground and jigged some live yakkas and slimey mackerel, then headed to the Caloundra 12nm in hope of some big snapper, coral trout or cod. We got a few hits on them but didn’t get a hook up however it gave us some fresh strips of flesh and when we found a patch of snapper it led to Wayne’s 3kg fish- well done mate. Along with snapper there were a few pearl perch, moses perch and moari cod.