Fishing Report April 2016

Towards the end of March through to Mid April the weather improved to allow plenty of trips offshore which helped make up for the dismal February weather.
But as I write this(16th) we are coming off a windy week with little hope of improvement over the next week. With 3 Holiday weekends in a row we can only hope the weather pattern changes for the better. With the good weather came very good catches offshore.

A bit of a surprise as the Summer – Autumn is not renownedfor big catches. Bagging out on Snapper & Pearl Perch was very good so the Fish population may be healthier than many believe. With no flooding rains this year that normally means drought on land – drought on the Ocean.
Anyway that theory is wrong this year , with our main catches including Snappery Squire, Pearl Perch, Sweetlip, Parrot, Hussar, Moses Perch, Gold Spot Wrasse, Red Emperor and the odd Spotty Mackerel.

Till next month - Enjoy your Fishing..

Fishing Report January 14, 2016

We had 3 trips offshore this week with 1 trip a bit below average but some nice Fish were still landed on all trips. The current was quite strong making it more difficult to feel the bites. Sharks were again to the fore and caused many good fish to be lost. We mainly Fished the closer Reefs where current was a bit lighter, with our main catches consisting of Pearl & Moses Perch. Other species landed included Parrot, Squire, Sweetlip and Maori Cod. Holiday makers have had a Pearler of a week this week, but that looks like being short lived with Strong winds returning for the weekend putting paid to offshore activity. Hopefully next week & leading up to the Holiday weekend we will be back to some more great weather. 

Just before Finishing some of you may have seen the Hay convoy to the Western Qld Drought area shown on the TV News. At the end of the month we have another load of supplies leaving from Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay and Gympie area. We are still seeking Donations to fill this load, so if you can help please call below. Any Grocery items, Biscuits, Fruit Cakes, Toys, and Clothes would be most welcome as the drought enters its 5th year-Thankyou.

Tony Stewart, 54868666.

Fishing Report December 31, 2015

We have had 2 trips offshore since Xmas eve with some nice Fish landed. We have fished quite close to shore to keep inside the Northerly current. Conditions on both days were excellent with very little wind or swell. Catches included some more Big Dolphin Fish (Mahi Mahi) up to 12 kg’s, Snapper, Mackerel, Parrot, Red Emperor, Gold spot cod, Pearl & Moses Perch and Sweet Lip. The Southerly change has put paid to any offshore activity since Sunday and it could last into the weekend. Its bad luck for those with bookings but we cannot control the weather, maybe Sunday & Monday OK?

Till next week- Take Care on the Water (Check Forecasts), have a Safe & Happy N/Year.

Fishing Report December 17, 2015

No Fishing since last week on Baitrunner. We did have a trip Wednesday but as it was a special long distance job all decided 15-20 knots was a bit much. There will be a better day for this trip but the weather doesn’t look all that good in the next week. Being so hot down South we will continue to get Southeasters, so the weekend may also be a no go. At present I would stick to the Straits where Muddies have started to move with Sand Crabs still about as well. I hope someone can catch that pot raider these Holidays & give him whatfor..  Flathead have probably been the main catch over the last few weeks with Whiting, Bream and Flatties being taken from the Beach. As we probably don’t have a paper next Friday I would like to wish you all a Merry Xmas and have a Safe Holiday season.

Fishing Report December 10, 2015

We just had the one trip offshore this week on Wednesday. Sea conditions were perfect with little wind or swell.  We travelled to the wider grounds but found the current to be reasonably strong but landed a few Pearlies, Parrot & Hussar. We must have caught & released 30 Maori Cod without a keeper. Late morning we moved closer to shore and found a good school of Moses Perch on just average size but nearly all keepers. Then followed a good bite on Pearl Perch which really kept everyone satisfied. The northerlies look like returning tomorrow and another SE change Saturday, hopefully with a few showers. With just a week or 2 until Xmas anyone wanting a present we have printed vouchers available.

Till next week, Good Fishing.