14
Jul

We went for a land based fish today. Was hard going with 3-4 GT, 1 queenfish and a fingermark for many, many hours of fishing. I’ve never tried to catch a fish on a vibe lure, so I concentrated on that and managed a small GT and a legal sized fingermark that was quite weighty in tight country on lighter gear.

My first fingermark on a lure which I was just a tad pleased about ­čśÇ We used gulp shrimp, live bait and butterflied herring, the Duo Bivi micro vibe lure out fished them all. Dare say a few more will be making their way into the tackle box.

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We also went last night and caught some trevally and a couple of estuary cod, I took one home for dinner which was quite nice baked, it was a good size and fit into the BBQ with it’s tail hanging out!

14
Jun

Finally we have some stable weather and it’s quite warm today at 28 degrees, not bad for the middle of winter! Yesterday I went out for a flick in the morning and managed to snavel a nice giant trevally on light gear, he absolutely belted the hell out of the plastic and made the drag sing nice and loud. Then I put on a bent minnow at another spot to see if I could tempt one of the beast archerfish and succeeded with a small guy. I had never seen so many very large archerfish in one school.

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03
Jul

Got to fish a spot that you can very rarely access if at all. Out the front is a┬ánotorious 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.

10
Jun

Went for a troll around Double Island to no avail. Mark caught a pufferfish on his Godzilla MD Lure. Couple of Jacks, trevally and a nice mudcrab up the creek. Good sized crocs too.