Report 15/10/18

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 15/10/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:50 pm

September saw our usual seasonal changes with water temps rising and more surface activity. Yakka schools have moved into the central bay and have been replaced by herring on the reefs along the island.
Northerly winds are part of the transition from winter to our spring and summer season and can sometimes be a problem for us accessing northern parts of the bay.

Pete with a inshore golden trevally.

On the northerly blows we fished inshore targeting various trevally, queenfish, flathead and bream on the flats. Catching a few critters in shallow water is always better than not getting out at all in windy conditions.

George with a quality Flathead on fly.

When conditions allowed cobia, golden trevally, mac and longtail tuna, school mackerel, grunter,various trevallys, estuary cod and more were caught during the month.

Big Cobia for Corey.

Mac tuna have started to trickle into the bay with schools spread out from Kingfisher to Rooneys Point. Small metal lures have been the best way to tempt the bites, the occasional school has been falling to other lures such as the NC custom stick bait, zman streakz and bigger metal lures. Longtail tuna have also been on the surface in small schools along with deeper in the water column on the reefs.

A solid longtail.

We had some fun times over the school holiday period, it was certainly a joy to see the next generation enjoying some time on the water. The fishing was a little patchy for a few weeks, but the kids showed good patience to get through the quite periods and land some good fish. With many landing their biggest fish to date.

Queenfish fun.

The Months Ahead
It's that time of year, our black Marlin season is now upon us. We will be targeting blacks over the next few months if you would like to target them be in touch ASAP as we are filling fast. Spotted mackerel, tunas, golden trevally and many more will also be on offer if you are not interested in targeting the baby black marlin.

Small Black Marlin on the flats.

Andrew Chorley

Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing

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