Again another month has passed and it certainly went quickly. May for me was a great month with some great fishing as we saw water temps stay up over 23c for the entire month.
The higher than average water tamps made conditions perfect for the bait to hang around this encouraged the longtails to also stick around and create havoc on the surface. We have also noticed a good amount of gar about which has been great for targeting longtail on stick baits. With the gar about the longtails have seen this as a great food source, targeting longtails when they are on Gar and longtom can create some spectacular surface bites.
Queenfish have also been about and are making their way through the straits, with them there has been a few Gt’s and broad bar mackerel. On the reefs guests have enjoyed some good fishing at times with big golden trevally, tea leaf trevally, cobia, school mackerel, scarlets, coral trout and sweetlip taking our offerings.
As we move into June, Snapper will become more active as they move into the bay to gorge on the yakka schools as they begin to get ready to spawn. I am looking forward to this year’s snapper season they are one of my favourite sportfish and when you can catch them next to tropical species like golden trevally it makes for some interesting fishing.
I have dates available for myself and Muz over the snapper season please be in touch for more details.fishing(at)herveybaysportfishing(dot)com(dot)au
Murray has been busy guiding also over May and his new boat the 5.5 Hooker has been working well for him. It has proven to be a reliable and very comfortable fishing platform and with a 140hp fourstoke it is fast and quite.
Our new 680 custom Hooker has also been completed and is getting close to being ready for work. It is all fitted out. The 200 Yamaha has impressed during sea trials and with the latest electronics including the new lowrance 3d structure scan no fish will be safe.
Here is a few pics from May charters