Tradition has fished 6 days out of Cairns over the last couple of weeks after a great trip up the coast from the Gold Coast.
We raised 7 fish had a few bites but no conversions.
We had some great light tackle fishing, with a few big wahoos and played with the yellowfin tuna on the Bank as well. Our guests had a wonderful time, and are looking forward to fishing next season.
We spent a week in Cairns doing some maintenace, and are now on our way into Cooktown to start fishing again tomorrow, with a couple from New York for their first trip to the GBR.
Fishing has improved greatly this last week and the boats are seeing a few fish a day, and some really nice ones have been caught so far.
Cant wait to get up into the Ribbons tomorrow and see what we can find. Conditions are awesome, with good south current and lots of bait, and as such the fish are here in pretty good numbers. Very similar to conditions in the past that have turned into great seasons.
I am fully booked until mid Nov, where I have an opening, as well as early December, which will give us that nice calm weather Nov is famous for, as well as big fish. With the full moon comes the tuna aggregation out wide, so looking forward to getting out there as well for some big eye and yellowfins up to 200lb, and some big black marlin that are feeding in these schools as well. Let me know if you want a chance to see some of this.
Capt Tim Richardson