Summer is here and right on cue the fish are biting. Over the weekend some huge fish were reeled in and plenty of them which put a smile on everyone’s face. We fished in close on Friday and then out wide on Saturday and Sunday. Best results came from Caloundra wide, on Saturday we caught the bigger fish but Sunday we caught the most fish just missing our bag limit of pearl perch by 2 overall both days were great. So Saturday we fished the 50 – 60m stuff for most of the day and caught squire, tuskfish, moses perch and a massive Samson fish weighing in at 15kg. Towards the end we headed out deeper to 80m and caught a few pearl perch and some nice snapper.
Sunday we started in much the same area catching a few moses perch and squire however the bite in the shallower 50 – 60m didn’t last very long so we found ourselves out deep chasing pearl perch fairly early. We caught a range of sizes and while a few were released being undersize plenty were going into the esky and the biggest weighed in at 2.5kg. Everyone got plenty of the most sought after table fish on the sunshine coast. Well done guys
Looks’ like we should be in for a good summer fishing season. Here’s what else is getting caught lately-
Barwon banks- red throat emperor, fusilier, moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch, mahi mahi and wahoo
Caloundra wide- tusk fish, snapper, pearl perch, cod and Samson fish
Caloundra 12nm- pearl perch, moses perch and squire
Caloundra 9nm- pearl perch, tusk fish and cobia
The Gneerings- tusk fish, sweetlip, squire, and both school and spotted mackerel
Mackerel schools have been popping up on all our local inshore reefs as well as around the nw fairway buoy off Caloundra. Try casting small metal slugs to the edge of the school and retrieving fast or if that doesn’t work troll a skirted pilchard through the bust ups’. The next tide for Mooloolaba is a low at 9:20am of 0.61m and the weather looks great until Monday arvo.