There are always a few big girls at the Bank and so when word filtered through last night that Troy on Cool Runnings had just released one he put at 900lbs, we weren’t surprised. Capt. Tim Dean on Calypso, who returned to Cairns on changeover last night was reluctant to leave the spot as the water looked good and he was marking plenty of fish. Congrats to the Cool Runnings team who are spending another day on the bank today.
Hot Shot have also returned from their last 5 days of light tackle fishing–a successful trip–which now sees them move onto heavy tackle for the season.
A few of the professional fleet have also encountered over the last few days a 5.8m runabout called Extreme with owner Shan who tells me he spends a lot of time fishing both Linden Bank and Jenny Louise. Shan fished Monday at the bank amongst the fleet and raised two blacks estimated at 600lb+ and 2-250lb with no conversions although he did sink the tags into two nice wahoo (22.5 & 17kg) before beginning his eventual 3.5hr journey in, due to the squall that came through. Its always great to see the little boats out there–and sometimes showing us all up too!