I went on a fishing trip with a mate and his boat over the weekend. We camped at Maaroom and fished the awesome estuary-like system (not sure if it is actually an estuary or not?) that is the great sandy straits. I've only fished the system once or twice and haven't done very well, however Murray has had several trips there and had success, mostly targeting flathead.
Fishing the corners and creek mouths of the little islands seemed to be the go. The current did some funny things in those spots and that's where the fish were.
Overall we actually had a pretty poor trip on flathead with only 4 barely legals. Murray usually gets a couple of big girls each trip up there.
Not to worry, it didn't take me long to throw around a halco roosta to see what else could be around. I got a hit from a massive golden trevally which is less common on surface lures, so that really got the blood pumping. Followed by catching half a dozen 40-60cm Giant Trevally which was obviously a lot of fun.
Queenies came to the party and Murray got his first little fella for the trip.
I got a few also, the biggest shy of a metre
Throwing around surface lures was a great way to break up the monotony of a pretty poor flathead session.
We came across queenfish again in a bay at low tide where all the water (and fish) drains into from the flats. It was a feeding frenzy with queenfish jumping around everywhere!
We caught some more with 4 of them over 90cm, on 25lb gear and 10lb gear.
So overall it was a great trjp. One of the highlights being I hooked my first barramundi. It was 80cm odd, but was snipped off when it went for it's aerial show.
Thanks for reading and sorry we only bothered with a couple of photos!