We had some happy fishermen this weekend, with some good fish reeled in and a few taking home enough for a good feed or two for the family.
We had full day charters across the weekend. Saturday started sloppy with northerly winds making it tough, but perseverance paid off and we got on to a patch of snapper and tuskfish in about 58 metres of water, east of Mooloolaba.
Later we moved a bit deeper and caught a few fusilier, pearl perch and trag jew.
Sunday was even better – the weather was good and so was the fishing. We caught a few cobia, plenty of squire and Venus tuskfish up to two kilograms, fusilier, gold spot wrasse and Moses perch. Poddy caught this 6.5-kilogram cobia, the biggest catch of the day.
The boys got busted up a few times from some good-sized fish. We almost got to identify one but about 20 metres from the boat it snapped the 50-pound braid, before we could get a look at it. Steve kept trying but they were playing dirty and heading straight for the rocks.
Rob was pretty pleased with his catch, which included these squire, weighing between one and two kilograms. We’ve seen plenty of these around this size out at Barwon Banks and Caloundra Wide this month.
Big tides and a strong southerly set the current over the weekend, which turned the crabbing right off. We caught eight on Saturday. They bury themselves into the sand for protection during the big swells and strong currents.
We’re expecting swells up to three metres over the next few days but the weather is looking great for the weekend. The current should drop off after Wednesday’s full moon, so the weekend should fish really well. Give us a call to book a spot on the boat.