Report 14/5/19

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 14/5/19

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon May 20, 2019 10:32 am

April proved to be a fishy month once again with some great fishing on offer. With a change of seasons now happening, we look forward to seeing some winter weather. Longtail tuna have been the most consistent species and look like they will be here in numbers until at least June.

Don and Ruth with a top water double

Paul and Bailey with a cobia

Inshore coral trout

The longtail tuna at times were thick with anglers enjoying targeting them on a range of techniques. Soft plastics are always a good reliable way to target them with sinking stick baits also dynamite on the longtails.

Zman streakz and jerkshads have been catching good numbers of longtails

Fly anglers didn’t miss out with surf candys the go to fly at present. Matching the hatch at times has been critical, which can be done much easier on saltwater fly tackle giving fly anglers an advantage. Queenfish on the flats were another target for fly anglers with big runs and jumps they are always a favourite with guests.

A sport fisher's dream

Winter is now fast approaching and we will begin to target golden trevally, snapper and longtail tuna deeper in the water column. We will also see our winter trevally species turn up on some of the reefs providing some great sport and fun on light tackle.

Golden trevally from April, we will continue to target goldens through winter

Snapper season is upon us, once the water temp drops we should see a few turn up.

Make sure you get in early to secure your chance at targeting our inshore snapper. Our snapper are generally in shallow water 8-20 m and pull hard all the way to the boat. If you are intrested in targeting snapper be in touch to secure your dates.

Andrew Chorley

Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing

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