Been a bit busy to report as I should have, so here it is tonight as the boys are cooking dinner.
Fished out of Cairns on the weekend of October 1 and 2, fishing was slow, but did stack up on big baits and caught some nice coral trout for dinner.
October 3-7 I fished some good friends from Charleston in the USA, and what a week we had fishing and staying on the mothership.
In 5 days of fishing we had 11 bites, tagged 5 fish and had one over 850 eaten by sharks after about a 90 minute fight with lots of drag. , so there is some great footage to be seen. We had 3 video cameras going at once as this fish took off all over the ocean 3 fish over 800 we jumped off, so ready to come tight on a nice one soon.
Monday was the start of the 19th Lizard Island Tournament, and with 47 boats competing is the largest field ever. The weather was flat calm for the first 2 days, and 18 and 21 fish tagged for the fleet.
Today saw 15-20 knots and expectations were high for a better bite, and it was better, but not yet great!! 31 fish tagged today, with about 5 over 800 tagged today. We have been getting our bites, 2-3 per day and have tagged 2 in 3 days, mostly smaller fish with the odd nice one appearing.
The weather is looking good for fishing till the end of the tournament, with 15-20 knots forecast, fingers crossed the big fish that have been marking on the sounder will come up and bite!!