Report 7/12/18

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 7/12/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:18 pm

What a month if it didn't blow it was virtually glassed out which was very frustrating with guests missing out if they fell on the bad weather. We still got plenty of days in with some good surface fishing keeping guests busy.

Spotted mackerel causing havoc.

Mac tuna, longtail tuna, spotted mackerel, broad bar mackerel,bludger trevally and golden trevally joined in the bait balls along with plenty of sharks. Fishing deeper under the bait produced the trevally and longtails with micro jigs, soft plastics and vibes getting results.

A nice catch of golden trevally.

On the reefs we targeted species like grunter, cobia, golden trevally,cod,scarletts and more. The old faithful zman streakz is such a versatile lure for us when fishing deep reefs, it can be worked in a range of different ways and is very handy when you see a few busting fish in range.

A Spanish Mackerel that took a liking to a ZMan.

Lucky dipping cobia on a reef.

The juvenile black marlin run was a bit of a fizzer this year. Only a handful were caught but Cairns had a great season on big ones, good times ahead for the next few seasons.

Boatside black marlin.

In the straits we enjoyed some great fishing on queen fish when conditions didn't allow travelling up the island.Targeting them on soft plastics and poppers is always a great experience for guests. Fly anglers also got to have some fun with the queenfish along with flats fish like GT's, golden trevally, brown bastards and more.

Queen fish go's to air this one chased down a pencil popper on spin tackle.

Andrew Chorley

Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing

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