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Well it’s that time of year again when the fleet who do not permanently reside in Cairns get ready to head North. Many will be stopping over in Townsville on the way for some light tackle action. Reel Chase got a head start leaving the Gold Coast last week.Fishing their way up, Capt. Jim reports that they have enjoyed some glorious days on the water – for a change – with light breezes and flat seas. Some slight sunburn and slow but quality fishing. Stopping over in Yeppoon, which is a great spot to fish, they got a couple of good days reddie fishing in. Capt. Jim says the numbers of trailer boats out fishing even on a work day is quite amazing, and so the secret spots don’t last long, but they managed a number of good red emporer and big mouth nanagai. On day 2 Peter Zac pulled in this monster emperor which weighed in at 13kgs. The boys were convinced it was a cobia as it fought hard all the way to the boat. They also managed a couple of cobia and the usual sweetlip and snapper. Not a bad haul at all!