Hervey Bay Fishing Charters January Report

The pelagic fishing has been a little patchy with fish moving about the bay not holding in one spot for more than a day it seems. Things will improve with the pelagics when we get some seasonal rain to get the bait moving. As we move into February we should see the first tropical low come down our way at some point. This usually marks the start of the longatil season. The past few days I have seen a few signs that the longtails are not far away, with some small patches spotted yesterday on our way, home so fingers crossed for a good season.

We still have availability for our 2017 Longtail Season, email fishing(at)herveybaysportfishing(dot)com(dot)au

Closer to home guests have enjoyed some great inshore reef fishing, using a range of techniques. Coral trout, mackerels, cod and golden trevally have been rergular catches on our half day guided fishing trips.  We have had some great variety during January witch included queenfish, cobia, mac tuna,scarlets,cod,golden trevally, tea leaf trevally,bludger trevally,giant trevally,diamond trevally,flathead,school mackerel,Spanish mackerel,broadbar mackerel,cod,coral trout, grunter and more.

Looking towards February longtail tuna will start to feature more as our target species as I have mentioned, but with the longtails turning up queenfish, broad bar mackerel and mac tuna will also move in and create havoc over our Autumn season. Top water lures will be a go to for many with stick baits like Nomad’s Mad Scad getting good results, along with pencil poppers like cotton cordels on longtails and queenfish. Saltwater fly anglers will also be getting excited about our Autumn fishery with longtail tuna a ton of fun for the fly angler. We look forward to the month ahead with both Murray and I excited about the up and coming tuna season.