Last week I was lucky enough to have 3 days off mid-week...poorer money wise but very happy fish wise haha. TUESDAY I headed to kurrimine beach to fish king reef which is about 400m from the boat ramp...day started with glassed out conditions, perfect for my 4.40m punt. The fishing was not so great, threw poppers soft plastics and a dropped a few baits down for one legal red throat emperor and a legal parrot fish and a bunch of small cod and a variety of other species...I suspect its the heavy spearfishing pressure of such a shallow reef, ranging from 2 - 10 metres at most. Around midday the decision was made to get off the water in case of it blowing up as due to tidal restrictions I would not be able to access the ramp until around 4pm. Instead of wasting the long drive we launched at mourylian to hit up the rocks around the mouth, very very good decision. My mate OB missed a few on chrome, Samo was throwing a popper and I was using some big placcies. OB made the decision to continue throwing his slug and was hit deep within the rocks and got hung up on his 10lb after a bit of playing around he pulled out a nice sized reefy...some sort or emperor species we believe but not 100% sure Not long after Samo got monstered on the surface and lost the good sized fish to a knot! He was pretty pissed about that! After the amazing hit I switch to a big halco roosta popper and 2 casts later got a big hit and stopped the fish in its tracks brought it straight up to the boat and stoked to get a 77cm trev! The fishing died off a bit after this and we continued casting at the rocks. I tied on a chromie and hooked up on a little 55cm mack first fish on a slug so happy about that. The birds had no become thick and were feeding on the newly round up bait school in which we began throwing slugs and poppers at then WOAAAH HOLY &(*^& did you FU#$%% see THAT????? There were metre mackerel jumping outta the water at least 3m high! this got us pretty psyched up! Continued to cast randomly as they didn't seem to be feeding in one particular spot and I got absolutely smashed on the surface and after a screaming run I got done on the rocks!! oh well. Tied on a slug and continued casting hooking up multiple times and dropping them! Everyone wasn't doing so well when Samo changed up to a flatz rat? haha I sorta looked at him funny but first cast he was on and managed to boat a 90cm sharky mack! They went off the chew soon after so we decided to do a couple drifts with poppers past the sugar loader pilons but no takers. Awesome day...So good that I went back the next WEDNESDAY We headed back there wednesday and started casting at the rocks again but after little action we decided to head up the creeks for some jacks which never really happened once we found a sandbar with no way around it. We waited for the tide to begin to come in and began targetting the flats with no luck at all . We gave this up and began to troll around some 6m+ diving lures and on the first circle Sam hooked up big time giving his new reel a hard time! I could tell it was a big fish with no regard for his locked drag. They had come on the bite, there were fish busting up all over the place! After a few close encounters with the rocks 15 minutes later up came a very nice golden trevally! We attempted to release it but he was pretty wrecked so we jammed it in the esky. We quickly got back to trolling and not 30 seconds later he hooks up again! to a much smaller GT this time After this one was released it was all over bite time finished so we headed back to the ramp. THURSDAY Today we decided to hit the Russell river and soon after realised my mates tip was snapped! So a quick stop to the tackle shop and plans had changed...there was a farmer who needed a hand...a barra farmer! He needed as many barra caught as possible! sounds good. We headed down to the farm and began fishing...first cast, on. Second cast, on. Third cast, on haha every cast we caught a fish, though not big good fun on the light stuff I've got a video to show just how many hungry barra there were. Afterwards we headed down to the Mulgrave to do some fishing...not catching Loving the freshwater surface action on went a popper and a few casts deep under the trees over hanging a nice eddie with deep snags and I got a hit by what looked to be a very very big barra! But could not get another strike so off to change to a soft plastic to stick it right in front of his nose...I was too slow but when I hear OB yell 'YEP.' a Good fight in the current and up came his pb freshwater barra! He was pretty stoked. And that was it for the day. Made for a pretty good week and with an overnight reef fishing trip planned for friday it was gonna get even better REEF TRIP Sadly there are no pics from the reef trip as no real good fish were caught but we got smoked many many times. My mate even bent some 8/0 owner hooks! Though some big fish were lurking. We were anchored up in a nice shallow 10m section when my mate yells "big GT over at that bommie" so with my SP tied on I landed a perfect cast and waited two little twitches a tiny little nibble strike and ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.... nothing busted off on the coral... this thing woulda been huge. The trevally I caught earlier in the report took maybe 3inches and this thing didnt even look like stopping against the locked drag! Time to get some new gear! haha Anyway thats the latest from me and there will be much more to come!