Hervey Bay Fishing Charters – September 2018

September Heats Things Up 

September saw our usual seasonal changes with water temps rising and more surface activity. Yakka schools have moved into the central bay and have been replaced by herring on the reefs along the island.
Northerly winds are part of the transition from winter to our spring and summer season and can sometimes be a problem for us accessing northern parts of the bay.

Pete with a inshore golden trevally

Pete with a inshore golden trevally

On the northerly blows we fished inshore targeting  various trevally, queenfish, flathead and bream on the flats. Catching a few critters in shallow water is always better than not getting out at all in windy conditions.

Gorge with a quality Flathead on fly

Gorge with a quality Flathead on fly

When conditions allowed cobia, golden trevally, mac and longtail tuna, school mackerel, grunter,various trevallys, estuary cod and more were caught during the month.

Big Cobia for Corey

Big Cobia for Corey

Mac tuna have started to trickle into the bay with schools spread out from Kingfisher to Rooneys Point. Small metal lures have been the best way to tempt the bites, the occasional school has been falling to other lures such as the NC custom stick bait, zman streakz and bigger metal lures. Longtail tuna have also been on the surface in small schools along with deeper in the water column on the reefs.

Solid longtail

Solid longtail

We had some fun times over the school holiday period, it was certainly a joy to see the next generation enjoying some time on the water. The fishing was a little patchy for a few weeks, but the kids showed good patience to get through the quite periods and land some good fish. With many landing their biggest fish to date.

Queenfish fun

Queenfish fun

 

The Months Ahead

It’s that time of year, our black Marlin season is now upon us. We will be targeting blacks over the next few months if you would like to target them be in touch ASAP as we are filling fast. Spotted mackerel, tunas, golden trevally and many more will also be on offer if you are not interested in targeting the baby black marlin. Email fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au.

Small Black Marlin on the flats

Small Black Marlin on the flats

 

Christmas and New Year Fishing 

We have dates still available over the Christmas and New Year period along with the summer school holidays.
If you are interested in some fishing over that period please be in contact to secure your dates. Email fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au.

Summer bait ball action

Summer bait ball action

 

Guides Catch Of The Month

Josh takes out catch of the month with this golden trevally caught on a stick bait , a Nashys Custom 120

Josh takes out catch of the month with this golden trevally caught on a stick bait , a Nashys Custom 120

 

Other News

Land Based Bonefish

Friend of ours Harry Railz scored this bonefish while fishing Fraser Islands Eastern Beach over the school holidays.
We do catch bonefish from time to time out of the guide boats, but his past few weeks has seen a few caught off Fraser’s Beaches. I first met Harry as a 3 year old fishing mad toddler, now he is a very accomplished angler. Harry was over the moon with his latest PB, well done H man!

One of the bigger bone fish I've seen landed off the beach, well done Harry!

One of the bigger bone fish I’ve seen landed off the beach, well done Harry!

Welcomed Rain 

As I write this we are in the middle of a rain event. Good falls with over 100mm recorded for the week. The local river catchments  also got some good rain which will help the local fishing scene and flush some bait out. Looking forward to some good fishing ahead.

Good wide spread falls

Good wide spread falls

 

New Product of The Month

Exciting new product from Lowrance, cant wait to upgrade to the HDS Live in the near future.

Lowrance are proud to announce the release of the new high-performance line of fishfinder/chartplotters, HDS LIVE™. A significant leap forward in fishfinding technology, HDS LIVE delivers powerful real-time sonar, charting and connectivity features including Active Imaging™, LiveSight™, Genesis Live and LiveCast™ smartphone integration.

Our Latest Promo 

Keep an eye out for some more little edits coming soon!

Fishing Tips 

Here is a great article from our friends at Fishing World Magazine http://www.fishingworld.com.au

How To Catch Fish On Metal Casting Lures

How To Catch Fish On Metal Casting Lures - Hervey Bay Fishing

How To Catch Fish On Metal Casting Lures

IMAGINE you’re stranded on a desert island; a very fishy desert island, and you’re allowed to take only one lure. What would it be? The first thing that pops into my head is a metal casting lure. Why? Because these seemingly simple lures are built to catch fish. They’re incredibly versatile with a long list of species willing to take them.

Read more >> http://www.fishingworld.com.au/how-to/how-to-catch-fish-on-metal-casting-lures

This Weeks Weather 

October 2018 weather

October 2018 weather

Thanks for reading our newsletter see below for some pics from September trips.

Tight Lines

Andrew Chorley

Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing
M 0407 627 850
fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au