Weekly Hot Bites

When its hot, its hot! The fishing has been a little patchy but a quick report from Capt. Tim Dean on Calypso at Port Stephens indicates its back to red hot. Running in yesterday Tim reported 12 released for the day including 2 black marlin and 10 stripes. With the weather looking pretty good for most of the weekend, it’ll be interesting to hear how the rest of the fleet fares. Interclub starts in two weeks!

The Sunshine Coast has also been in the midst of a good bite. Smithy reports Sunshine Coast trailerboat Misty went 6 from 7. Mooloolaba GFC boat Kajiki with Bobby Forbes on deck got 6, David Granville this time with the boys on Nuvatu got 5 and Jeff Oats on his centre console tagged four in the morning before heading off to work. Luna released 3 and Shamwari were 3 from 4 trolling out wide. On Triton IV with his guests yesterday Smithy released two blacks and took home 2 wahoo and dolphin fish. Smithy reports it was a crazy day on the water with huge numbers of bites.

The Little Ship Game Fish Club are holding the Haines Group Gamefish Classic next weekend (February 19-21) and with fishing grounds from Noosa all the way to Tweed Heads, teams should get in on the action. (Check out the tournament brochure here.)

In the strange but true category (?), did anyone see this article about a marlin in a creek north of Yeppoon?