Before Friday weather conditions were very ordinary offshore. Strong winds and big swells whipped up by passing cyclones and low pressure systems kept us at home. The past weekend we seen it all disappear and we were keen to get back into it as the past 6 weeks have been fishing really well especially on the full day charters. Friday was a ¾ day trip and we stayed close fishing currimundi reef in hope of mackerel, but ended up with squire and sweetlip instead. We then headed out wider and fished the Caloundra 9nm we caught heaps of mixed species including tuskfish, squire, a big 6kg grey morwong and moses perch releasing quite a few along the way. It was good to be back on the ocean!!!
Saturday and Sunday were both full day charters and we headed to the sunshine coasts’ most abundant reef system- The Barwon Banks. This area has been really firing for about 6 weeks now catching a variety of pelagics’ and mixed reef species. Both days’ were started with a bit of trolling and the Spanish mackerel were chewing their heads off with everyone getting in on the action with double and triple hook-ups happening regularly. Most were in the 4-6kg range and the biggest weighing in at 15kg!
After a while we decided to start bottom bashing and caught lots of colourful species including red throat emperor, fusilier, moses perch, gold spot and maori wrasse, job fish and hussar. The biggest red throat was Zoe’s 3.5kg fish, a great effort showing the boys’ how it’s done. The days were topped off with few crabs and everyone had a great time. If you would like to get in on the action while it’s running hot flick us an e-mail or give us a call to book a spot