Guides Report 22nd of April

Peter boats 22 GTs for the day!

Peter: Another glorious estafan day today. GTs were the only thing on the menu plus small curry puffs. It was on for the young and restless. Seeing, hooking and raising fish everywhere. We fished the remainder of the run in tide on the outside of the reef in the search for a monster truck. We saw heaps with our eyes and managed to catch a few with a nice fish going around the 24kg mark. Once the tide had turned and began to run out the other way we hit some shoals up and they produced large numbers of fish which was pretty entertaining whichever way you look at it. During lunch I couldn’t help myself but to have a cast at a spot we peppered steak for a while that looked unbelievable. But we couldn’t get a bite so I bit my sandwich. I had a follow and had fish and mermaids WHAT THE swimming under the boat. What was intended to be a quite romantic lunch turned into absolute mayhem with myself and Damon having a double hook up and while we were releasing our fish mark decided to get into a fish as well. We ended up with 22 fish for the day, unbelievable!!!! Glanville: Another spectacular day out on the ocean we started off with a change of scenery and opted for a soft plastic session straight off the bat, things seemed a little slow so I ventured off to a new area and still had little luck. The mention of GTs at this stage was like a swear word as the guys were still feeling the effects from the previous day’s molest, so we changed tactics and went for a flats session and funnily enough after a few red throats we were hooked into a solid GT on the light gear in a metre of water. We continued fishing the flats with Sebile Stick Shads and were having a great time, getting a bite on nearly every cast! Some quality red throats and a solid yellow lipped emperor followed, before we decided to put the strong run out tide to good use. The guys were warmed up and the sight of shimmering fusiliers on a glassed out pressure edge turned on the switch like a set of flood lights, with the guys instantly blood thirsty for battle. Out went the poppers and bending went the rods!  The game was on! We found a few solid fish before pulling up for a swim and some lunch in the lagoon. The tanks were refuelled and the whistle had been blown for the second half. The first spot we stopped at went off and the guys were catching fish on every shoal of fusiliers. We found some fusies packed tight up against an edge in the shallows which I explained to the guys was an unusual sight and this would be where the bigger fish hide. Sure enough double hook up with fish around 30 and 38kg as luck would have it both hooks pulled until the next point where we boated a 28kg and 35kg on a double hook up. Another sensational day on the water and believe it or not there is another 2 days of this to go, I would love to say I feel sorry for you guys at home but you should be out here, ITS GOING OFF!!!!!! Clint: It was round three in glamour conditions again ‘like butter’. First up was shallow water action and there were some huge red throats that wanted to play a game of ping pong. We spent two hours on the flats with some awesome fun had by all. After lunch we took on some GTs, the boys have been pretty hurt from the previous days but there is no rest for the wicked, and I made sure they hurt again today properly. Once again the action was fast and furious with bait and GTs everywhere and plenty of double hook ups. Another great day on the water! Alex: I had big Scotty Hillier and co on my boat today and it turned out to be a day full of laughs and good fun. We wanted to nail some reefies on plastics in the morning so that’s what we did. Lippers, Trout, ‘spawn of satan’ Cod and many other bust offs and ooglies followed which pleased the boys. We then had a long run to the next anchorage and nailed a few GTs once we arrived, one of which was over the 30kg mark! The rest of the afternoon was spent fishing plastics with good success. I then lost my mind and decided to give Scotty and crew a bit of a show. I put my tricksy hobbit hat on and did some trick casting. The double 360, laidback style, rod between teeth and many more all saw the light of day. The rod in teeth cast I actually caught a fish on which was rather entertaining. Anyway, let’s see what tomorrow brings.

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