It was like a milk pond on the water today and the GT fishing turned on quite good. The bait had
come to the surface and made the fish hungry! Every ledge we hit there were
plenty of keen takers. We had one fish that was about 40kg try to eat the popper
multiple times but unfortunately the hook did not set. Over all it was a great
day with 8 fish boated and plenty more missed hook-ups there was plenty of
action all day for the boys.
The conditions today were fantastic. We set out today with the new guys and they were pumped for
some GT action. The plan was to go to a new anchorage in the middle of the
isolated reefs. There were plenty of GTs around coming up and following the
lures but to get the line tight took some good enticing from the anglers. We
managed to boat 5 GTs between 10-20kgs for the day and caught a heap of other
good fish in the process. From big Gold Spot Trevally, a clunker Coral Trout,
Barracuda, Spannish Mackerel and Sharkey Mackerel, they all hit the deck today.
A great days fishing can’t wait to see how the rest of the week pans out!!
With a long run ahead of us today we were very lucky with the conditions which made life very easy.
On arrival at our first reef things were looking good with some nice patches of
bait and good current. “Come on guys off to the right, nice big cast!” It
wasn’t long before we had three poppers hit the water and in succession bang,
bang, bang triple hook up! First stop of the day! Working further down the
ledge saw a few more fish show themselves but as we moved further down the
ledge they seemed to start losing interest. Trying a few different lures and
techniques didn’t seem to help much but our perseverance payed off throughout
the day. We were visited buy a number of flying mackerel today which is always
entertaining! While travelling today we were lucky enough to see a Minky
whale which disappeared as quickly as she came. Overall a great start to the
The first step was to run to some fresh ground in dream conditions and life was good with hardly
a ripple, once there we were greeted with a nice pressure edge and agitated
fusies bubbling the surface. With our finest selection of lures being thrown we
never raised a fish which was quite unbelievable, a quick troll produced a
couple of shark mackerel before moving to the next reef for a charge at some
more GTs! Unfortunately our next few reefs produced plenty of strikes and hook
ups but landing them was a challenge, finally we stayed connected long enough
to land a 19kg model that put up a good fight for its size and made John one
happy fisherman! The rest of the catch was made up of some nice Spanish Mackerel
and Sharkies and Gold Spots for an excellent day on the water!