Got to fish a spot that you can very rarely access if at all. Out the front is a notorious fingermark hole and it’s very deep. I’ve never caught a fingermark so I was pretty excited at the prospect of landing one. We fished two rods each, one medium/heavy overhead straight down between pylons and a light 2500 baitrunner out into the Cairns Inlet channel.
First live prawn out was nailed by something that swam straight at the wharf and I couldn’t barely keep up, then it turned and went under the wharf, my line got caught on a barnacle and then it busted me on the pylons on the far side. Good start but frustrating.
With not much doing apart from Tony (the tarpon magnet) nailing tarpon after tarpon, a small fingermark and I caught a big puffer and my first fingermark (woo), I decided to throw my live prawn out into a different spot where the current was moving differently. I was rewarded with a solid fish taking powerful runs and taking my light set up to it’s limits, a bit of patience and smart thinking landed a 50cm fingermark into the lifting net and I was stoked. Mission accomplished. Just a shame I forgot my camera, so these crap pics will have to do.