Southern Report

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Brett sent me some pictures from their last trip on Watchdog at Linden Bank. Back at Linden Bank on Reel Chase yesterday we suffered the invasion of the little fellers – with eyes much bigger than their stomachs (or their mouths for that matter) – trying to down the big bait. Finally we managed to get one to stay attached to the back of the boat for Jo at 250lbs. One from four. Also on the bank, we heard that Brett on Gorilla caught a real nice one while Castille III jumped another big one off, so the big fish are still around too. Allure with Billy Boyle on board this week got a smaller one as well.Back out wide and south of Jenny Capt. Luke released two smaller fish and they put Scotty onto a big girl which they lost into the dark after 45 minutes. KEKOA continues to mosey on down toward Townsville where they will end this trip and say goodbye to KEKOA 47 passing her on to new owners and as the new KEKOA 56 gets closer to launch for trips in 2010. We heard that Little Audrey was trying to get a message through from out wide to let us know how their fishing is going but all we could hear was that they have 8 so far on this trip including two small fish yesterday. Sounds like they are getting some good action out there at the sea mount and we look forward to hearing more when they come into phone range!Moana III and Shaka have finished their seasons now and yesterday heading to Princess Charlotte Bay for some R&R and estuary action! And Kalira leaves for the Gold Coast today as well. News from down south and a report from Matthew Fox of the Moreton Bay Boat Club who held their ladies tournament over the weekend:Big Business, In the Black and Dream Catcher fished wide of Cape Moreton on Saturday and Sunday in the Moreton Bay Boat Club Ladies Tournament. There was a good show of blue marlin with 1 tagged Saturday and 3 tagged Sunday and a numbers of other that didn’t stick. The light tackle boats found plenty of bait and wahoo but no billfish. Congratulations go to Captain Shane Steer and crew of In the Black which won Champion Boat for the weekend!