Another great week of fishing on TRADITION, with 9 fish in 7 days, including another 950 lb fish for Matthew, his first big fish. Fished No:10 Ribbon Reef for most of the week, seeing 3-6 fish per day, and having a shot at one over 600 nearly every day. We had a couple of big fish fall off at the back of the boat, but thats fishing.
Has been very windy, so we stayed behind Lizard each night so we could enjoy the fresh coral trout, prawns and Moreton Bay Bgs!!! With mangoes for desert every night!!.
Our guests had a ball light tackle fishing in the mornings, and the girls Libby and Candy got stuck right in there catching plent y of scaleys for us to use in the afternoons.
Yesterday on No: 7 we tagged 2 fish, about 300-400 and had a shot at really big one, that dropped the bait. A really nice fish that would have gone easily. Peter caught his best fish with us, and are so excited they have already booked for next season over dinner in Cooktown last night. Back out tomorrow, 2 days fishing till the Lizard Island Comp strats for 7 days.
With the water still cold, the spawn may be late and should continue well into December this season. I have 2 openings from Nov 23 onwards.