Hervey Bay Fishing Charters July Report

Another month has flown by with some outstanding winter weather and Fishing had by our guests. Snapper this year were down on previous years but we managed to wind a few good ones in the mix. Longtail tuna, golden trevally, diamond trevally,bonefish, kingfish,mackerels, cobia,sweetlip,cod and more were caught during trips in July. With 3 guides out daily we have certainly been covering some water with guides communicating regular this gives us a fantastic advantage.

With water temps up slightly we had a bumper school mackerel season with some great sessions for those looking for a feed or beginners after the thrill of mackerel chasing your lure to the rod tip. Certainly, they can be a little bit of a pest at times when targeting other species but when targeted properly they can be a ton of fun. We also found some big Spanish mackerel amongst the schoolies along with longtail and mac tuna.

The early part of July saw the better snapper fishing with some good fish to 84 cm measured on the mat. It was greatto see so many guests wanting to release their snapper which is great for the fishery in years ahead. Again the zman soft plastic range produced the goods with most of our fish coming on electric chicken and coconut ice colours.

Winter Bonefish

We have had quite a few bonefish caught this winter with anglers getting a bit of a surprise when they come aboard. We are slowly learning a bit more about their habits in the bay as we take notes when we encounter them and are beginning to see a pattern. We tagged this bone that Bryson caught for research, you never know it may get recaptured again someday.

Spring Season is Upon us

Our popular spring season is nearly here with our migration of small black marlin beginning in the next few months. The shallow waters and flats of Fraser Island is now world renowned for targeting small black marlin on the flats. If you are after a piece of this world class fishing along with targeting longtail,mac tuna, spotted mackerels,golden trevally, queenfish and more drop us a email for rates and dates.

Below are some pics from July

Tight Lines

Andrew