Report 14/8/19

Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing
Ph: 0407 627 852
Post Reply
Posts: 1519
Joined: Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:56 am

Report 14/8/19

Post by subeditor » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:38 pm

July Sees Snapper and Some Trophy Catches

The snapper season kicked into gear through July with some good sessions being had. Through August it can get even better with mostly males present at the moment it looks like the spawning has yet to happen. August may be the month when the bigger numbers move in, which means we should still see a few through to September.
Big longtails have been a great challange for guests . Fishing deeper in the water column has produced some good specimens to 20 kg. The weather certainly helps with conditions at almost glass out for a 14 day period mid month. August should continue to see some good weather fingers crossed.
With the good conditions we managed to push wider and found cobia, coral trout, cod, various trevally and more giving anglers a great taste of what can be on offer at times. A range of techniques worked well from soft plastics through to jigs. Winter can certainly turn it on for us and this season has been no different.
Queen fish can usually be found year round but this winter was a good season for big models with most fish over the meter mark.
The next few months should see things start to change with water temps rising from mid August. Snapper will continue for a while through September and it wont be long before mac tuna move in. Through spring the surface feeding starts to increase as the smaller eye bait comes in. This will see a few surface longtails among the mac tuna. We are looking forward to the season ahead i'm sure it will be a big one so get in early to secure your spot. Email

Yep it's that time of year spring is almost here and from October through to December we will be seeking out our famous juvenile black marlin. If you are interested in targeting these great sport fish on lure or fly please be in touch. email

Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 33 guests