March Fishing Report and Newsletter

March Madness, Hot Fishing, Glassed Out For Day’s

What a mad month March was, with almost the whole month seeing some near perfect weather.
The lack of wind and hot sunny days certainly saw water temps stay hot. We had water temps at a steady 29c which is unheard of for March.

Hot weather, glass out, and fish on - Hervey Bay Fishing Charters

Hot weather, glass out, and fish on

With the warmer temps we have seen a good run of yellow fin tuna which a few guests got to enjoy. Other blue water species such as stripped tuna, sailfish and marlin have also been spotted. Inshore the longtail tuna have been in good numbers and have been falling to a number of presentations. Stick baits, pencil poppers, zman soft plastics and gillies slugs all got plenty of attention from the longtails.

Rainbow runners a rare catch for inside waters

Rainbow runners a rare catch for inside waters

A nice yellow fin tuna falls to a NC custom stick bait

A nice yellow fin tuna falls to a NC custom stick bait

Spiro's slam 3 tuna species in one day

Spiro’s slam 3 tuna species in one day

We have had some great bait balls with queenfish, mac tuna, longtail tuna GT’s, spanish mackerel and more getting into the bait.

Tuna, sharks and more get into the bait

Tuna, sharks and more get into the bait

Guests also enjoyed some big cobia action this month with cobes to 30 kg landed. Tackling the big cobes on light gear can be challenging. With patience we have had some great success in landing and releasing these big bulls of the sea. The cobia have been caught on soft plastics and stick baits, with some great surface bites on a few occasions.

Big Cobia

Big Cobia

Sporty one

Sporty one

Big golden trevally were also a feature during March with fish to 1m landed. Again it’s hard to go past a zman streakz worked along the bottom for these guys they just cant resist it. Along with the goldens our spawning aggregations of queenfish have started to arrive. Big queen fish to 115 cm have been landed with fly and lure anglers getting into the action. Mackerel, various trevallys, coral trout, painted sweetlip, scarlets and more were caught during March.

Bryan with his first ever golden trevally

Bryan with his first ever golden trevally

April and May will continue to see some more action on the surface with the size of the longtails getting slightly better. Queenfish will be active with pencil poppers providing some great surface strikes. The busy Easter period will see plenty of tourists in town which is great for the region. We still have some dates left through the next few months if you are interested in some Autumn fishing please be in touch.
Email fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au for rates and dates.

Trophy size longtail tuna

Trophy size longtail tuna

Donkey Queenfish on fly for Colin

Donkey Queenfish on fly for Colin


Catch of the Month

Juans takes out catch of the month with a solid cobia a new PB for him. Cracking fish mate.

Juans takes out catch of the month with a solid cobia a new PB for him. Cracking fish mate.


Product of the Month

NC Custom lures featuer this month. Thir stick baits in the 120 mm size has dominated the longtail tuna, yellow fin tuna and aso caught a few queenfish this month. They have a great range of colours and can be purchased at Tackle World Hervey Bay
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Yellow fin don't swim past a NC Lure

Yellow fin don’t swim past a NC Lure


Mother Shipping

Our Mother Shipping trips are a hit with guests if you are interested in joining a group we can add you to our list as we make some groups up for future trips. Costs start from 600 per person per day, minimum of 3 days.

See our latest Mother Shipping trip promo vid below. Email fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au for further information.


Snapper Season 2019

Make sure you get in early to secure your chance at targeting our inshore snapper. Our snapper are generally in shallow water 8-20 m and pull hard all the way to the boat. If you are interested in targeting snapper be in touch to secure your dates. fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au

Tripples on snapper

Tripples on snapper


This Weeks Weather

This Weeks Weather on the Fraser Coast

This Weeks Weather on the Fraser Coast

 

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

Tight Lines

Andrew Chorley

Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing
M 0407627850
fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au