Hi all, we have had a lot going on for the past few weeks and the next couple look the same. The weather has been fantastic over this Christmas period which is a welcome change from the last 3 years, and the fishing has been great too. The full day charters have been exceptional catching a variety of species including mahi mahi, wahoo, some really big cod and plenty of fusilier, tusk fish and pearl perch. We have been doing a mixture of bottom dropping and trolling to mix things up and getting great results. Below is a picture of a big 30kg gold spot estuary cod caught on a live bait on the middle section of the banks.
We have had some good days on the ½ and ¾ day charters but they have not been as consistent. The shallower reefs not as productive as out wide at the moment however we’ve still have had some good fishing with tusk fish, squire, moses perch being the bulk of the catch along with some pearl perch, big cod and the odd yellow fin tuna and mahi mahi. We have noticed that in on the close reefs if you can keep away from the majority of boats you’ll catch fish. So hopefully, now that the holiday period is coming to a close, we will get our consistent catches again. Below are some pics the first is a 16kg cod caught on a ¾ day at the Caloundra 12nm. The second is plenty of mahi mahi and wahoo caught trolling the bottom end of the Barwon banks.
The weather for the early new year looks pretty good especially for the mornings and the new moon on Tuesday should have the fish chewing for the next 4 or 5 days. If you would like to come out for a trip head over to our contacts page and give us a shout. Happy hunting!!!!!!