The Sunshine Coast turned on some awesome weather for the last weekend of the school holidays. Light winds and virtually no swell set us up for some great deep-sea fishing. On Friday and Sunday we had half-day charters fishing the inshore reefs for species such as squire, snapper, tuskfish, pearl perch, moses perch and cod. This gold spot cod weighed in at 18kg and took a live slimey mackerel. Chris was stoked saying his personal best before this was only a couple of kilos.
We had a full day fishing charter on Saturday and we headed out wide to fish Caloundra and the Barwon Banks. We caught trag jew, snapper, pearl perch, yellow tail kingfish, some nice sized moses perch and we got a shock hooking a 16kg wahoo while trolling a lure on the way home. It’s usually a summer species. Zach had the pleasure of winding it in and he did well. Its first run felt like it went forever and must have peeled 100 metres of line off the spool. It then made two more sustained runs when it saw the boat. But Zach was patient and we landed it after about 10 minutes. Well done mate. We cut it into steaks and shared it between all the punters. Mmmm wahoo on the barbeque.
Next weekend is looking good for some off shore fishing adventures. With the new moon rolling over today we look forward to some great fishing over the next 12 days in the lead up to full moon. Hopefully we get some great weather and sunrises like this.
Give us a call to book a trip with us. In the meantime – Happy Hunting!