Well the month of February was pretty much a write off for offshore anglers on the Sunshine Coast. I think we only managed to squeeze in 5 charters in between the relentless S/E winds and a constant 2m swell. Unfortunately this month has started the same, however there is light at the end of the tunnel with forecasters’ predicting a break in the weather on Wednesday(12.3.14) and good coming for the rest of the month. Let’s hope they’re right!!! When we have got out the fishing has been good especially on the full day charters to the outer reefs. This weekend was no different we had full day trips going Friday and Saturday and, unfortunately, the half day trips’ booked for Sunday had to be cancelled.
On Fridays’ trip we started off at the top end of Caloundra wide targeting snapper and pearl perch. A lot were caught but not a lot were legal size. An hour went past and we only had 1 squire and 6 moses perch in the esky so we worked our way north to the barwon banks and fished the shallower area’s which have been working well. The action got better and we boated Spanish mackerel, fusilier, gold spot wrasse, red throat emperor and some really nice size tusk fish. This pick is of Barry holding up tusk fish around 3kg.
On Saturday we changed tactics a little and headed straight for the banks. First up we trolled and had great success. Lots of Spanish mackerel in the 4 to 8kg range, a couple of mahi mahi upto 5kg and a couple of tuna about 4kg were landed and once everyone had got a turn we decided to start bottom fishing. The bottom didn’t fish as well as the day before but that may have been because we had spent a lot of time trolling the earlier part of the day. Tusk fish and fusilier were again on the menu and we picked up a couple more mackerel trolling between spots. The weather was a little sloppy but Mal, celebrating his 40th, and his crew handled it really well and said they had enjoyed the day emensely. Well done boys’!!! This is a group shot of some the fish they got on the troll.
So we should be out again Friday and the weekend. If you would like to join us for a fishing charter this weekend or anytime give us a call or flick us an e-mail and we’ll make it happen. Until then Happy Hunting!!!!!