It was awesome to see a few great fish hauled in this weekend. It adds a bit of excitement to the trip when we reel in a big one and we certainly got a big one this time. But more about that later.
We had full day charters booked across the weekend and on Saturday we headed for the Barwon Banks. We started in the 50 to 60 metre area at the bottom end and finished up at the top end of Caloundra Wide. We caught a mixed bag of species including snapper, pearl perch, tusk fish, fusilier and gold spot wrasse.
Tusk fish and snapper made up most of the catch, with most weighing in between one and two kilograms – perfect table fish. There were some bigger ones caught with the biggest tusk fish weighing 2.5 kilograms and the biggest snapper coming in at four online slots kilograms.
Graham (on the left) was happy with his catch and Bucko’s fish was just a tad lighter.
It was a bit choppy off the Sunshine Coast on Sunday so we didn’t get out as wide. We fished Caloundra 12 Mile for snapper, tusk fish, moses perch, estuary cod and trevally, which were fun to catch but most were happy to release them to fight another day.
The biggest fish was Lloyd’s 1.17metre gold spot estuary cod weighing in at a whopping 25kg or 55lb in the old scale. That’s a big fish and he was pretty stoked with his efforts.
This species has a maximum size limit of 1.1metres so we took some photos, popped her swim bladder and let her go. Fish this size are valuable for breeding and reproduction of stocks.
The weather looks a bit rough for offshore fishing for the next few days but the Sunshine Coast forecast for Friday and the weekend looks good. With the approaching new moon the snapper should be on the chew. If you want to book a trip and get in on some offshore fishing action, give us a call.