Hervey Bay Fishing Charters February 2018 Report

February Producing The Goods

February saw some mixed conditions with a few breezy days making things tough. The fishing on the better days was great and saw guests get into some great fishing. We also got some much needed rain which will be a good thing for the fishing in the months ahead.

Longtail time !! they certainly arrived right on cue.

Longtail time !! they certainly arrived right on cue.

The fishing has been fantastic the past 2 weeks with longtails, queenfish, mac tuna, spotted mackerel, golden trevally and more moving in and causing havoc. Good longtail catches have kept anglers busy with plenty of double hook ups and great surface strikes. Working stick baits has been fun for the longtails along with the good old reliable zman streakz in bubble gum.

School Size longtail - Hervey Bay Fly and Sport Fishing

School Size longtail

Jake with a solid queenfish on a jig - Hervey Bay Fly and Sport Fishing

Jake with a solid queenfish on a jig

March we will continue to see similar action and should see even more longtails move in. Queenfish will be also about in the tuna schools along with the mac tuna and various mackerels. On the flats golden trevally, longtail tuna, mac tuna and queenfish will be present and will be a good target for both lure and fly anglers.

Regular guest Colin returned in February getting it done with a HB Bastard on fly

Regular guest Colin returned in February getting it done with a HB Bastard on fly

This time of year can also be great working lures deeper in the water column. Micro jigging is very effective when all the bait is about and can really be lucky dipping at times. Golden trevally are a sucker for jigs and often turn up around the tuna schools. Our guests have had some great sessions of late when this happens. The inshore reefs have also been producing and should continue to through March.

Wayne with a cod taken from a inshore reef

Wayne with a cod taken from a inshore reef

Autumn is such a great time of year for pelagic fishing, with longtail tuna being the star attraction. If you are interested in some Autumn action please drop us an email fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au

Daily doubles how good is Autumn, Tom and Wayne enjoying a day out

Daily doubles how good is Autumn, Tom and Wayne enjoying a day out

 

Mother Shipping Spots Available

We have 2 spots available for our Mother Shipping Trip May 7,8,9

This trip will be Mother shipping in Platypus Bay  targeting longtail tuna, queenfish, mackerels,snapper,golden trevally and more. All meals are included and guiding. Please contact us for pricing and more information.
fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au

Freedom III our floating luxury hotel.

Freedom III our floating luxury hotel.

 

Snapper Season 2018

Snapper season - Hervey Bay Fly and Sport Fishing

Snapper season – Hervey Bay Fly and Sport Fishing

Yep it’s not far away, get in early to get your desired dates for our winter season. Mid May through to August we will see our snapper run. Golden trevally, big longtail tuna, snapper and more makes for some great winter time fishing. Shoot us an email fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au for rates and dates.

 

This Week’s Weather

Weather Forecast - March 2018

Weather Forecast – March 2018

 

This Week’s Video

Check out Josh and Cam Ho getting into the speedsters with us well done boys and great guiding Pete.

 

Catch of the Month

Tom from Sydney took out the catch of the month with a impressive shallow water longtail

Tom from Sydney took out the catch of the month with a impressive shallow water longtail

 

Things To Do While In Hervey Bay

Need Coffee ? Check out Codys Coffee Shack in Torquay next to Maddigan’s Fish and Chip shop. Our first stop every morning for the best coffee in town. A great spot to chill out.

If you are after some great food, Coast Restaurant is one of our favourite spots. Top shelf food with a great bar.

If you are visiting with Family or have a spare day, a day trip to Fraser Island is a must do.

Below are some pics from February charters
Tight Lines and all the best

Chozza and the Team
Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing