The Christmas/New Year cyclone put a real damper on the weather, limiting getting out for a fish.
Some did manage, however it was only after the blow was over. So very disappointing for all
those holiday makers who wanted a boat.
Over the last week or so a strong current brought bait fish into the bay followed by lots
of mackerel and tuna at last!
This morning I went out with Sue, (couldn’t resist the perfect conditions), and we hooked up almost immediately.
Sue landed this 12kg big-eye, while I dropped a small mackerel. We went on to land another mac, a couple of other dropped
fish and a couple of small tuna, one being sharked. So it is full on for
the pelagic season now and a great lead up to the Classic.
Christmas Boat Hire
Leo Cordedda did get out in the 6.5m boat landing this chunky coral trout and had to wrangle this big occy back over the side.
I made a short video of the ever present sharks that patrol the boats while we pull our craypots
We have been doing very well on the charters with good catches most times out.
Here are some of the fish we have been getting.
Ben over 1 metre cod and Chris got a couple of sandsnapper
Eddie, never fished before but got baldchin and a few Blue spotted emperor. Jay with a quality baldchin
Jay with a 9.1kg estuary cod, under a metre,
but Brian’s was over 1 metre so had to be released.
Brian also got a sand snapper and Dan with a small cod.
Dan also got a bigger cod
and Jeremy with coral trout
Dan with spangled emperor and Jeremy with dhuie
Brad had a good day landing balchin groper, coral trout and a dhufish.
Jarred got a bigger dhuie while young Ethan was the lucky one to be “on strike” when a mackerel hit.
Matt could not have done better with a big baldchin and red emperor and coral trout to top off the day.
On another charter Stewart had a top day landing his biggest mackerel and biggest dhuie
Then kept on catching big mackerel!
Bite of the Month
Stewart gets Bite of the Month for this big dhuie, landed out in 50m of water.
Fishing a fresh cut bait he was ecstatic to land his first size and biggest dhuie ever!
I award Bite of the Month to someone who catches the best fish
from one of my boats.
Need a boat for up north?
Remember I will deliver a boat out to the turn-off for free for those heading north.
Just pre arrange and ring me from Geraldton and I will meet you there.
Popular Northern Destinations
Island Manager: 9184 6444.
The accommodation is open again and Direction
Island is always open and still a good option and bookings can be made.
Check out the website: www.mackerelislands.com.au
Ashburton Resort. Phone 9184 6586 email: email@example.com
Gnaraloo contacts for accommodation:
Barbara: 9315 4809
Steep Point Ranger for booking campsites.
Phone: Paul Dickson – Steep Point 9948 3993
Dirk Hartog Island
Kieran Wardle: 08 99481 211 Mob: 0407 383 449
Game, Bottom and Beach Fishing Action
These links will take you to my Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiVvKy5Bp2fsZOGUnGPbhzg
And other videos showing some great action taken from
my boats and also a very good mulloway from the beach.
You can now view all my past newsletters in my Blogs.
They are quite long URL’s so add them to your favourites.
Remember if you rent our accommodation in Kalbarri you get big discounts on our boats.
3-day weather forecasts, www.buoyweather.com go to virtual buoys, pick the location you want.
This is the one I go by!
Life’s too short to safely remove the USB!