Fraser Island Hervey Bay

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AUTUMN CHARTER REPORTS 2016

Firstly I would like to thank all the crews that have come to enjoy the tuna season. Some new crews and a few returning guests.

What can I say, the weather has been glorious for most of March. Especially over the Easter period. I sit here at home and WOW! It's a shame I am not working today, but happy also to put my feet up. I hope the weather stays moderate for the rest of the season.

A few trevally were caught this month, but they have taken a backseat to the tuna. Which is good, because I am happy to leave them be when the sharks are thick. Trevally don't fight along the water's surface, so play right into the jaws when they slug it out deep.

Tuna wise, well it started good, and just got better. Some sessions were pretty hectic. And a few guests had the opportunity to tangle with some big units. Most memorable, about 7 surface strikes that connected to the 20kg class tuna. Unfortunately we failed to convert on any that day. Better luck next time, I hope.

Schooling fish of the average size have been very reliable. And should continue for the next month or so.

MARCH 30, 2016.

 

So as we came into April, the longtails tapered off. For what ever reason, I could not fathom. They were ok for the first week. And came back briefly early May. Mack tuna have been reliable though. We did manage to land a few solid longtail here and there too, one of which was around 25kg. Congratulations Carol, a magnificent effort on a surface lure - her first.

Also a few nice queenfish are bringing happy times. Some on surface lures and others on soft lures.

A couple of nice brassy and golden trevally too. Plus some nice pan sized snapper for light game fishos. Another prized fish, the coral trout, has been common too.

Congratulations also to young Jacob for landing his first cobia. Quite a big one at 140cm. We found a school of them milling around feeding mack tuna.

MAY 15th 2016