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We have been in port for a day off – back out again on Saturday morning – and so reports have been few since we are not out there. Overall it seems the fishing has slowed again over the full moon but it will hopefully improve again as we get away from it in the next few days. Capt. Tom on Ultimate Lady took a trip out to the Sea Mount and caught a little guy on the way. Today they are heading north. Shaka tried a new tactic to change their luck Thursday by rigging up anglers Craig and Eben’s lucky fishing gnome Grimble Crumble with a circle hook – but to no avail – read John’s full story of Canadian luck here. On Number 5 Ribbon, Tradition also released a smaller black and reports a bit of fun bait fishing in the morning with a 90lb spanish mackerel. And all the way up on Number 10, the team on Castille are enjoying the good weather again and other spoils of the reef with a seafood feast behind No Name last night. The team plans to venture up to Day and Hicks Reefs today before heading into Lizard Island to climb Cook’s Look tomorrow (This is the lookout that Capt. Cook climbed to on his voyage up the east coast of Australia in order to navigate his way through the reef). On the bright side, the good weather that came through yesterday looks to continue through next week and so we can enjoy some more glamourous days on the water.Photo: This what Lizard Island looks like on a nice weather day from the climb to Cook’s Look.