Some more great fishing in the waters of Fraser Island down to the Sunshine Coast in glamour weather conditions this past week has satisfied that winter billfishing itch for several teams!
Taking some time off KEKOA and fishing Fraser Island Friday and Saturday in our own trailer boat Senshi, a 21 Caribbean, Luke and I had a great day on the water tagging 12 little blacks Friday (including one recapture). Unfortunately we missed our chances Saturday only converting one from 5 before the trip home.
Another SCGFCer David “Tagpole” McMaster’s Pole Dancer was ever consistent tagging 5, 5 and 6 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday respectively. And Mick Scott’s Reel Crazy fished again the weekend with the wife and kids on board for 1 on Saturday and 4 on Sunday including a recapture.
Marlene and Russell Hick’s new boat the 65 Precision Brillian Company has left the Gold Coast for its new home in the Whitsundays. The fished Fraser on the way through for one on Friday afternoon upon arrival, 3 on Saturday and (report to come) before resuming north Sunday.
Newport GFC’s David Trask on Big Business also fished Friday through Sunday for 4, 4 and 6. They will make their way south to home today.
Grey Flynn also reports Moreton Bay Game Fish Club trailer boats Reel Affair and Blade Runner also fished the top of Fraser island earlier in the week for the little fish with the boats tagging 14 fish over the two days (7 a piece). On the second afternoon it was going a bit quiet when KEKOA called Blade Runner over to where they had found some fish to help continue the run.
There have also been a few micros down to the Sunshine Coast tagged over the weekend as well. Channon Artbuthnot fished the 18 Mile solo for two micros as dawn on Saturday.
And young Bridie Southwell was at it again tagging a micro black yesterday after the family put young Eli onto his first sailfish!
Lastly congrats to the GFAA Junior Team for their win in New Zealand this week taking out the Overall Champion Junior Team trophy!