All I can say is wow!
Its not often that you get 10 hours on the water without seeing a ripple, and not just that we got an eski full of fish.
After a quick trip to the channel our day of fishing kicked off with a lovely Red Emperor coming over the side. Bill was absolutely stoked to say the least to land a Reddy in the first half hour of fishing. Bill lives out west of Toowoomba so he doesn’t get the opportunity to fish the salt water very much and him and his lovely wife Rose had never been to The Great Barrier Reef.
The first spot was firing with a great variety of fish jumping into our eski. Murray had trout fingers landing some great bar cheek trouts out of the deep and Rose and Bill had their hands full with Nannygai and Reds. After a great session we decided to go check out a nearby reef to fish the shallow water as the tide was starting to move.
Although fishing the reef edges can take a bit more attention to avoid snags it certainly does pay off. We got some good trout and Red Throat Emperor onboard before the tax man worked out we were giving away free food. We had a few moves around the reef as well as some sightseeing as the water was crystal clear we drifted along the sharp reef edges covered in plate corals. What a sight to see!
As the fishing started to slow and we needed to get a move on in a westerly direction we decided to head back to the deeper water to stretch the arms again. Cruising along at 30knots I notice a interesting little bump come over the sounder. It didn’t look like much but I thought we better check it out. As we slowed down and did another pass the sounder certainly didn’t lie. NANNYS. Thick schools of fish were circling below. We did 2 drifts which gave us 8 solid Nannys and we had to call it quits and head back to the Marina.All around we had a fantastic couple of days on the water and certainly have our toes and fingers crossed that the weather gods turn it back on for us soon!