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Hit up the Bay today with my first son, Mitch and his girl, Jas. The idea was to have a cruise around and enjoy the water and stop in for lunch at Horseshoe Bay. Threw the rods in as well so we could have a stab at some small snaps at an old mark that had produced some 50's for me in the distant past. Jas was first to register an enquiry but failed to convert. Then Mitch hooked something that spat the hook half way through the fight. Eventually my rod went off and a decent tussle ensued producing a little catshark. Mitch then hooked something that bit him off. I suspect it was a little reef shark. I landed another slightly larger catshark before Mitch finally brought in one a bit bigger. He was happy to have a weighty fish after a long layoff from fishing while he was growing his hair... We moved on so we didn't catch any more and tried a couple more spots without luck. So we headed to Horshshoe Bay and stretched the legs for a bit before returning to the ramp. We left the ramp at 10:30am in the morning and arrived back about 3:30pm. Plenty of trailers in the carpark but the ramps themselves weren't busy at all. So no ramp-rage today which was pleasant. Not a spectacular fishing day but it was great to get out with Mitch as we haven't had a boat fish together since the days of the Force.
I don't normally launch from Raby Bay but have heard the ramp can get pretty busy on weekends. Anyone have experience launching from there? Any tips on what i should target in and around Peel. (Is Peel productive given how close / accessible it is to brisbanites? ) I have no spots so I plan to do some charting and google maps to drift/sound ledges until i see something that perks the interest.
Fished Peel the Australia day weekend let you fishers know Tuna were on the chew but the men in the grey suits were there also. Lost most of the tuna to bull sharks and the very fast blacktips. Unable to recover much in the way of Longfin tuna..