Wed Oct 17 2007

Number 3 Ribbon Reef. Yesterdays totals for the tournament was 20 fish tagged, from about 63 bites. Today we bait fished south and put the baits in at the bottom of Lena Reef , and again tagged the first fish of the day, a feisty one on the scad for Brandon about 100 lbs, and…

Tue Oct 16 2007

Day 3 of the Lizard Island Tournament and the fishing has picked up to match the weather!! Good wind yesterday and today, 20+ knots from the SE have the fish up and tailing downsea into the edge. Yesterday Brandon got his first GBR black, a nice feisty one about 250 lbs, and missed another one…

Mon Oct 15 2007

Night before last was the briefing for the 21st Lizard Island Tournament, and we arrived after running and fishing our way from Cooktown after resupplying and picking up RJ, John and Brandon, all good friends of ours from Florida. The tournament briefing was a debacle as usual, with our anglers ordering and paying for 6…

Sat Oct 13 2007

With the most part of the fleet into Cooktown last night, about 20 boats are waiting to head up to Lizard Island for the start of the tournament tonight with the briefing. Yesterday was our last day with Peter and Lydie, and the day started about 8 am with a nice long breakfast followed by…

Oct 8 2007

9 pm No 5 Ribbon Reef Well after what can only be called a very disappointing start to the season, we finished 4 days with Jamie and the boys from Sydney with not even a fish seen!!! We had a blast swimming, jigging and catching lots of scaleys and bait. On Sunday Peter and Lydie…

Sept 30 2007

We have just finished 6 days with John, Benny, Jimmy and Bruno from the US. Whilst catching was slow for the whole fleet, we managed to see 6 fish, but only 2 lazy bites. But if you are not catching fish it is great to be calm!!! First day was normal 20 knots, then we…

Sept 18 2007

Arrived into Cairns last night after an eventful day on the high seas. Our Good friend Chris “Sharky” Miles and crew were bringing the new 55 Maritimo up from fishing the Hinchinbrook Tournament when she caught fire and burned to the water line and then sank near Beaver Cay, about 20nm offshore. All 5 people…

Sept 11 2007

Well we have had a couple of great days scad fishing, with over 200 in the freezer we are full to the brim!!!! With wonderful weather we are heading out to the Cairns seamount, then Flora and Holmes Reefs for a few days. Some reports from up on No: 10 have a couple of fish…

Sept 8 2007

Well the Townsville Light Tackle Tournament is over for another year, with this weeks 5 days being somewhat different from last year!!! The weather forecast had been pretty ordinary, and the fishing had been following suit. Last year the fishing off Cape Bowling Green was incredible with up to 17 fish a day and a…

16th August 2007

Hi everyone from sunny north Queensland. After a nice week run up the coast (770nm) to Townsville from the Gold Coast and some good bottom fishing it is time to get ready!!! Light tackle is about to fire with a nice body of warm water moving in which should hopefully bring the little black marlin…