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CBG Fires Up


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The weather finally played nice allowing a number of local Townsville boats to hit the Bowling Green grounds over the weekend. Leigh and Pete and family on board Leigh’s tricked-up 26 foot O’Brien, aptly named OB26, had plenty of action. In a day and a half’s fishing they released 4 from 12, including young Reece’s very first marlin. Mark and Jan Parkes on board Mojo went 3 from 3, not letting any chances slip by. Mark reports that both the bait and marlin are thick — it seems like all the boat that ventured down had good action — when the marlin were raised on the baits, they came up in packs of up to 8 fish at a time. It’s an excellent sign and the fishing should only get better. The club boats once again enjoyed an overnight raft up behind the spit, putting them right in the action early for day two. All eyes will once again be on the club for this weekend’s Billfish Bonanza Tournament…if the weather holds out.

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