Hervey Bay Fishing Charters January 2018 Report

Kicking Off 2018 With Great Fishing

Well that’s January 2018 done, what a great start to the year we had with some stunning conditions for the first half of January. Let’s hope it continues through February.

Guests enjoyed some solid fishing for Golden trevally, longtail tuna, mackerel, mac tuna, cobia ,queenfish and more throughout January. Queenfish were a fun on the surface with some big fish coming in on top water lures. Cotton Cordell pencil poppers are always a favourite of mine for queenfish along with the old trusty Halco rooster popper.

This queenfish crunched a halco rooster popper

This queenfish crunched a halco rooster popper

Big golden trevally were also about with some big specimens in the mix. We caught goldens on a range of techniques, soft plastics are always a winner with micro jigs also working well on the schooling fish. We also got a few on sinking stick baits worked through the schools.

Sunny loved his golden trevally action

Sunny loved his golden action

Other captures in January were black marlin, big diamond trevally,Spanish mackerel,grey mackerel,coral trout,sweetlip,black spot tusk fish and mixed reefies.

Scarlets a welcome catch for the table

Scarlets a welcome catch for the table

Throughout February we will start to really hunt longtail tuna, our season usually kicks off when the first low pressure system comes down close to the coast. I’m looking forward to the challenge of targeting the longtails, they certainly demand some good angling techniques to knock them over in good time. Some of my favourite lures for targeting longtails are the zman 5 inch streakz ,Nomad Mad Scad, followed by the Daiwa “Over There” if you can find them as they are discontinued.They certainly take a wide range of offerings which makes them one of the great sport fish of Australia. Fly anglers won’t miss out either with plenty of opportunities to target longtails on the fly.

Dave with a good size longtail

Dave with a good size longtail

If you are after some longtail action along with our fantastic fishing coming up through Autumn send us a email  fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au

Other species that will be about over the coming months are queenfish, broad bar mackerel, golden trevally, cobia, mac tuna and more.

Ben getting a cobia off the bottom

Ben getting a cobia off the bottom

Murray, Pete and Myself are looking forward to the coming months with plenty of spectacular fishing ahead of us. This time of year see’s some very cool fishing, Bring It on !!

Mother Shipping May 2018

We have had a group cancellation in May for a Mother Shipping trip. The dates are 7,8,9 of May.
The trip will be fishing inside Fraser Island and anchoring at night in Platypus Bay.
We are looking to fill the trip with 6 anglers the cost will be 580 per person per day.

This includes, all meals, drinks,snacks and guiding, unbelievable value.
The fishing arrangements will be 3 guides and boats fishing 2 anglers per boat.
Target species will be longtail tuna, mackerels, various trevally,snapper and more. Please email us if you are interested fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au

Mother shipping a unique experience

Mother shipping a unique experience with Freedom Whale Watch and Charters

This weeks weather

Weather in the Fraser Coast for February 2018

Catch of the Month

Chris Tyquin takes out our catch of the month. Chris landed this big black spot tusk fish on 20 lb braid while being guided by Chozza. Great fish mate.

Catch of the Month - January 2018

Catch of the Month – January 2018

This Week’s Video

This weeks video shows some of the great longtail fishing we can have on the flats

Other News 

Aquasoul Apparel’s new release Tee’s and caps
The boys have added a few new designs to there artist collection, check them out and grab a few.
http://www.aquasoulapparel.com.au/product-category/new-arrivals/

Valentines Day 

Forward this website on to your loved one as a subtle hint. Yes we do gift vouchers and they are always popular as a Valentines Day gift.

Barramundi Season Now Open 

For Queenslander’s the season is now open, good luck to those targeting Barramundi over the coming wet season!

Thanks for taking the time to check out our newsletter, below is some more charter pics from January.

Tight Lines, Andrew and the team!