Fishing Reports - Guides Report 12th of June

Mother Ship CHAOS!


Well let’s just say we had an amazing day…but that isn’t
all to be said. This morning actually started off very slow but that was
alright because we found the beast, this thing would have been way over 50kg
and possibly over 60kg it was an absolute animal of a fish which ghosted behind
a popper in one of my sneaky little blue holes which has had a notorious
reputation to produce giant fish. This thing was beyond words. Things continued
to be slow and we changed tactics dramatically. It was a good call because
things were on for young and old I don’t think the rods stopped bending from
11:30 til 5:30…Wait I lie we had a lunch break from 1:45-1:50, it was a mild
case of swallow now, chew later!  And
back to the game! We caught everything you could think of today and plenty of
them. Starting off with GTs, Spaniards, Sharkies, Gold Spots, Trout, Red Throats,
a mixed bag of allsorts on the flats, followed by a proper Tuna session! We
would have caught nearly 20 tuna in 30min It was a little ridiculous! I actually
feel a little sorry for the Stella 5000s on my boat they copped a proper hiding
today. That wasn’t even the end we stopped at the back of the mother ship and
were greeted with about 20 GTs frothing for anything that hit the water which
ended up in double bending and more reels screaming! We tied up the boat and
just couldn’t resist a cast the GTs were squirming under the boat like vermin
creatures and a fish of around 38kg landed by Wayne who voiced some interesting
grunts brought us to the end of an insane day fishing. I think I’m going to be
hearing reels screaming in my sleep tonight!



We went GT fishing for last three hours of the run out this
morning. We saw a few and managed to keep the hooks in two solid fish before
entering into the shallows. They were red hot today catching heaps of cracker
fish. After having nonstop action in the shallows we went for a troll and
managed to pick up 2 clunker Spanish within 20 minutes of each other. As the
day started coming to an end we chased some birds and caught heaps of Tuna and Gold
Spot Trevally and missed a nice size GT that ate the lure right at the boat. As
we were on our way back to the mother ship the young deck hand Jayden was
telling us that there was heaps of fired up GTs at the back of the boat. So without
hesitation we deployed all three poppers aiming towards the mother ship and
managed to get a triple hook up! One of the fish went 33kgs and the others a
little smaller. A nice way to finish a great days fishing!!!



With a mixed bag being the order of the day and a casual
group of guys we had laid plans to catch a few GTs in the morning. Unfortunately
out of a dozen or so hook-ups we only managed to land one GT and a nice Mackerel.
From there we threw some skirts out at the chance we might find a sailfish but
after a couple of hours and some Mack Tuna later the boys resigned to the idea
of trolling up a Spaniard. The bites came thick and fast for the next few hours
and surprisingly everything we put in the water got eaten by Mack Tuna, the 160
long lip Koolie Minnow couldn’t go 20m without getting eaten! We finished the
day off then with a triple bending of GTs from next to the mother ship up to
27kgs! Awesome fun with a great group of guys.


The GTs were chewing hard this morning with plenty of pack
attacks unfortunately the boys could only manage to stick the hooks in one
fish. The flats where great again with plenty of Trout and Red Throat we lost
one big Chinaman that we sight casted to that decided to put his head inside a
hole. Cam redeemed himself, managing to land another great Chinaman shortly
after. There were plenty of Tuna busting up that where fun on the light gear. I
went to one hole where I know a big 30kg Wrasse lives and he made himself
present again! DAMN!! I will get him one day!



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