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Well I took everyone’s advice and headed out for a fish today. Left from Pinkenba Boat Ramp near the mouth of the Brisbane River. There was probably half a metre of chop most of the way, up to three-quarters of a metre the closer we got to Tangalooma. Had a look at the wrecks then decided to drift from Cowan Cowan Point out towards Bulwer. Ended up drifting all the way to out past Comboyuro. Did a few drifts back and forth past Bulwer for a net result of one huge toad fish. And this was over the same ground I used to catch quite a few decent reef fish. Mind you, that was forty years ago! Anyway, Bulwer has now joined my ever growing list of unproductive grounds. Oh, for one bloody spot where you can actually catch a decent fish. So frustrating! The weather itself and the boat were beautiful though. The boat ate it all up, just as @ellicat said it would. Still a bit choppy on the way back, but still managed to go past the eighty kilometre an hour mark that the speedo goes to. Might have to change to mph or knots for future trips! Anyway, that’s my report for what it’s worth. Lol. cheers Greg
Howdy all, Got a big monkey off my back on the weekend, had my first solo trip! Launching was easy, retrieving is a different story! much harder to get the boat on the trailer straight...anyway Arrived nice and late around 7:30am at Scarborough marina boat ramp to see only 3 trailer spots left. I had no real plan except for looking for bust ups and hitting some beacons. Found a few bust ups on the way over but couldnt hook up. Hit the 4 beacons for no fish ( id never seen so many boats!!!) Looking at my navionics app, i decided to go all the way to Tangalooma for a look and hoped to find some fish along the way. i spent the next 2 hours chasign down schools, casting 30g halco twistys, 20g, 15g, 5 inch plastics...nothing worked! i was lucky enough to score one very small mack tuna. I had tuna all around my boat at many stages and i could see them hitting bait next to my boat but not my lures. But that's Moreton Bay tuna for you! every variety, bonito, mack tuna and plenty big large long tails. Schools of fish everywhere in the main shipping channel running along the wrecks. i was happy with one fish, the day for me was more about getting out solo and teahcing myself to launch the boat alone and really testing myself and my boat. Not something id like to do again lol much better with a fishing buddy. Also learnt that i can get to Moreton and back on a single tank...unsure on usage as i havent filled it up again yet. I now have curtin artificial on my mind...next time!
Our staff breakup for the term (yes another school teacher) was last Friday and we spent the day at Tangalooma. A early 4:30 start up the coast and down the highway to Pinkenba. The trip was booked at Easter so it was just pure luck that we had beautiful weather. Snorkelling the wrecks was quite impressive with some bream easily over 50cm. An amazing lunch followed as well as a few drinks. It has certainly made me want to dust off the snorkelling gear and take my boat over more regularly this summer. Sunday I had another Toorbul Fishing Club's Monthy Comp. Up early and on the water around 5:30am. Calm conditions again and a few legal bream came over the side. About 1hr later I heard a roar coming up the passage, which was wind and we got hit by strong winds for the rest of the morning. We managed a few more legal fish and a sand crab while hiding amongst the islands. My daughter ended up winning the Nippers (Juniors) category as well as the Junior membership draw.