The previous weeks have been good to fishermen working our local reefs off the sunshine coast. Species caught have been- Tusk fish, red throat emperor, job fish, pearl perch, squire, cobia, yellow tail king fish, moses perch and amber jack from the bottom as well as mahi mahi, skip jack tuna, mack tuna, yellowfin tuna and heaps of Spanish mackerel from the surface on lures and floating pilchards.
The past weekend was no different. Some awesome fishing action was had including double and triple hook-ups on the troll, hard fighting amberjack off the bottom and some tasty mahi mahi, pearl perch and coronation trout for the table. Both days were booked for full day trips and Saturday fished a little better, probably because of less boat traffic due to the weather forecast. Spanish mackerel were on the chew with catches between 5 and 13kg. This group shot is of the crew from civcorp, who are regulars with us, showing off their catch.
Sunday was a mixed charter and a full day again. We had the same plan- heading for the barwon banks. Weather was amazing, light winds and very little swell. We had a lot of company, plenty of other boats around, so the mackerel tended to stay deep in the water column however we did still knock off a few along with some tuna and a couple of mahi mahi. Bottom fishing was a little difficult due to strong current and big tides so we did a lot of drifting catching species such as coronation trout, pearl perch, tusk fish, fusilier, amberjack and red throat. This photo is a hard fighting 7kg amberjack caught in 45m.
If you would like to join us for a trip you can contact us via e-mail or phone. Until then happy hunting!!!!!!