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Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Variety

Published on April 27, 2016 by in FCSF News

Hervey Bay and the Fraser Coast has a wide range of options open to anglers travelling here to fish and enjoy the diversity of this region from Tuna, Trevally in the salt to Bass, Barra and Saratoga in the protected inland waters in fresh water .

Here’s some of the action from the start of Autumn.

Mark and his lovely wife Steph organised me to pick them up near  Wathumba Creek again for some tuna chasing

Early morning beach pick up at Wathumba

Early morning beach pick up at Wathumba

Withing minutes of being picked up they were into the Long Tail Tuna

Withing minutes of being picked up they were into the Long Tail Tuna

They had a few double hookups for the day

They had a few double hookups for the day

Mark enjoyed the surface fishing for the Tuna

Mark enjoyed the surface fishing for the Tuna, this one on a Pro Rigging  Kit Popper I had on the market along with other lures  way back in the early 90’s.

A Mac Tuna on the next cast

A Mac Tuna on the next cast

A good Mac Tuna on the Lively Lures Skipping popper

A good Mac Tuna on the Lively Lures Skipping popper

Mark with a flats sight cast Long Tail Tuna

Mark with a flats sight cast Long Tail Tuna hooked up

About to release

About to release

Steph and one of the Long Tails she landed

Steph and one of the Long Tails she landed on a Snapback soft plastic

Steph landed the fish of the day this brute of a Mac Tuna that gave her a real battle before it was landed for a quick pic

Steph landed the fish of the day this brute of a Mac Tuna that gave her a real battle before it was landed for a quick pic and released.

Arthur has fished with me for over a decade and he’s not really into chasing tuna so I took him out to do some Micro Jigging and he landed and lost some very nice fish .

First drop for the morning

First drop for the morning with Micro Jig

 

Not big but a good start

Not big but a good start

The day got better with someBig Diamond Trevally on Jigs and plastics

The day got better with some Big Diamond Trevally on Jigs and plastics

These Big Diamonds fight hard all the way to the boat

These Big Diamonds fight hard all the way to the boat

They like jigs

They like jigs

They like Ecooda shrimps as well

They like Ecooda shrimps as well

Shaun and his wife Angela hired a cat for a getaway and arranged for me to pick up Shaun and take him to do some fly fishing for tuna and other species

Morning pick up from  a nice floating motel for Shaun and Angela 

Morning pick up from  a nice floating motel for Shaun and Angela

 

A few minutes from the boat and a hookup on Mac Tuna

A few minutes from the boat and a hookup on Mac Tuna

He landed and lost some Mac Tuna and lost some Long Tails to the sharks

He landed and lost some Mac Tuna and lost some Long Tails to the sharks

 

A hookup on the flat to a good Queenfish off a bait ball but the hook fell out and it won it's freedom

A hookup on the flat to a good Queenfish sight casting to a  bait ball but the hook fell out and it won it’s freedom

The fresh water fishing has continued to produce some nice Barramundi on a variety of methods use at the right times

Lively Lures owner and manufacturer Alan with a nice 89cm Fresh water barra caught on a 100 mm Arafura Barra

Lively Lures owner and manufacturer Alan with a nice 89 cm Fresh water barra caught on a 100 mm Arafura Barra

This one fell to the Nilsy pink colour

This one fell to the 100 mm Arafura Barra in the Nilsy pink colour

 

These fish fight hard amongst the timer they like to live around

These fish fight hard amongst the timer they like to live around

 

The 6th Sense Swimbaits have also been producing a lot of fish on my boat

The 6th Sense Swimbaits have also been producing a lot of fish on my boat when fished around the weed beds.

 

barra mat

A solid fish extracted from timber

 

Another fish falls to the 6th sense swimbait

Another fish falls to the 6th sense swimbait

 

Another Lenthalls Dam Barra falls to the Ringo Shad swimbait

Another Lenthalls Dam Barra falls to the Ringo Shad swimbait

I’m currently  waiting on a delivery of these great fish producing swim baits and will have them  available for purchase,if your interested in buying some contact me via email or ph and I can arrange to have them posted out to you.

The Barra fishing slows in winter but are still catchable if you want to get connected to some on fly or lures ,I’ll be doing a lot more Barra charters in spring and through summer in a variety of locations around the Fraser Coast when the water warms again and the barra become more active.

 

Paul

 

 

 

 

 
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