Hervey Bay Fishing Charters April 2018 Report

April See’s Plenty Of Pelagic Action 

April is now long gone but we have plenty of great memories of April 2018 here at HBFSF. Guides have been kept busy with a run of good weather which saw us on the water 7 days a week. The weather looks to continue into May with now just a few days here hand there of windy conditions making way for good periods of calm weather.

Warren Holm With a Longtail Tuna on Fly caught in ideal conditions

Warren Holm With a Longtail Tuna on Fly caught in ideal conditions

With water temps still around 26 c in parts of the bay the pelagic fishing continues to be great. Queenfish were a standout for guests during April with some great specimens well over 1 m about. April also provided plenty of Longtail action with some great sessions for our guests. Mac tuna, golden Trevally, School, Spanish and Broad Bar Mackerel, various Trevallys, Black Jew and more provided plenty of variety.

Serena with a solid queenfish

Serena with a solid queenfish

John with a black Jew - Hervey Bay Fly and Sport Fishing

John with a black Jew

Painted Sweetlip off a shallow reef

Painted Sweetlip off a shallow reef

We had some great fishing in the Sandy Straits during late April with bait balls creating some first class fishing for both lure and fly anglers just minutes from the Harbour. We still have some good tuna schools working the inshore shipping channels which is a good sign for the coming month.

Colin with a longtail tuna on fly caught minutes from Urangan

Colin with a longtail tuna on fly caught minutes from Urangan

Bait Ball Action

Bait Ball Action

Snapper will start to move in soon which will be a welcome change of season. The south westerly winds will come in shortly which will start to cool the water down and get some winter species active. In the mean time we will have plenty of other great fish on offer as we will continue to see plenty of pelagic action long with the odd snapper over the coming month.

Not long now until the snapper arrive get in early

Not long now until the snapper arrive get in early, email fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au

We still have some available dates through May including a few weekend spots. If you are interested in some Autumn sport fishing please be in touch with us.

May is a great month for some rod bending

May is a great month for some rod bending

 

Mother Shipping Trips A Hit With Guests

We completed 2 Mother shipping trips using Freedom III in April which were a great success. Guests enjoyed these trips with some good fishing for our Autumn species. Heading off and fishing minutes from the mother ship provided a relaxed approach with some solid sessions. While we fished Keith and Jacko ran some pots for sand crabs and we were met with some fresh crab in the afternoons. Followed up with some fresh Longtail Sashimi and washed down with an ice-cold beer it’s certainly a real treat with guests.

Waking up along Fraser Islands west coast onboard Freedom III

Waking up along Fraser Islands west coast

Great meals put on by the crew

Great meals put on by the crew

Setting off for another day of fishing

Setting off for another day of fishing

If you are Interested in our other shipping trips please be in contact with us for rates and dates.

 

Catch Of The Month 

Young Copper from NZ takes out the catc of the month with s PB queenfish

Young Copper from NZ takes out the catc of the month with s PB queenfish

 

This Weeks Weather

 

This Weeks Video 

Check out Justin’s cool clip from a recent visit to Hervey Bay

Below are some pics from April charters

Tight Lines 

Andrew Chorley
Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing