Amazing weather saw the school holidays get off to a great start last weekend.
We mixed things up a bit for Friday’s charter and instead of heading out early we ran the full day trip from 10am to 7pm. It worked really well on that day. We fished mainly in the deep water – between 75 and 80 metres, targeting pearl perch, which are sensational eating.
We caught a lot – some of the bigger ones were up around 2.5 to 3 kilograms – and we also caught squire and moses perch. The boys from Shipley Smash Repairs had a great day and there was some healthy competition and the novices caught as many fish as the more experienced fishermen. Well done boys!
One of the things I love about running a fishing charter business and being out on the water is that no two days are the same. This weekend was a classic example. Mother Nature turned on her charm on Friday then hit us with challenges on Saturday.
We had a half-day and 3/4 day fishing trip on Saturday. The current was very strong and setting the opposite way to the wind, which made things very difficult for fishing and also for my deckhand. We had to keep moving around to find some fish, which meant the decky had to keep pulling in that big anchor. Not too many fish were biting in those conditions but luckily the crabs were hungry, which saved the day and everyone still had something to take home.
On the afternoon charter we headed to the Caloundra 12 Mile and while the current was still very strong, it did fish better. We caught, squire, tuskfish, pearl perch and moses perch. It looks like the afternoons are the time to be fishing at the moment – until Mother Nature plays her next trick. But the unpredictability is part of the fun and what keeps us going back out there day after day.
The weather turns a bit sour until the end of the week so offshore fishing might be best left until Friday and the weekend. As we get further away from the full moon the current will drop off so we are really looking forward to this weekend.
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