What’s Happening on Maggie
I managed to sneak away last weekend to go to Avalon air show with my children. What an absolute blast. Coming from a RAAF family of flying nuts, it’s pretty well the best display you can imagine.
While I was away Peppers had their Bavarian Day – Fruh Shoppen. The place was packed with locals, including Janie, enjoying the Bavarian Lunch with The Frankfurter Oompah Band. Lots of laughing, singing and drinking was had by all. The band was great and the food yummy! We are all looking forward to more of these types of events being held.
Barnacle Bill is back to work after a long break. He told me he got a 76 cm Barra by the boat ramp at Horseshoe Bay. That would make 11 legal Barra caught from the boat ramp recorded in the first month of Barra season. That’s very impressive.
There has also been consistent catches off the jetty, in the harbour and off the concrete block with Trevally, small Queenies and Pebbles is still hand lining mid-way down the jetty chasing Coral Trout.
Liam caught this cute little Butter Bream off the jetty (see photo) and of course released him safely after having a quick pic taken.
Ben got a 65cm Flathead off the beach at WestPoint which totally surprised him as there was no fight involved. The fish was hooked and reeled in at a dead weight. It must have been snoozing. Karen hooked a lovely Trevally at WestPoint as well.
For those that don’t want to go out deep, Crocodile and Alligator Creek are producing some amazing Barra days with 10+ Barra smashing baits in a session. Live mullet is the go and they are getting rapidly swallowed as there is fierce competition for food. If you can’t get out deep at least go over to the creeks.
We have got in stock for got you the new product called to Z man soft poppers. They have been a runaway success. Wolf Herring, Jack’s, Bream, Trevally all seem to like this good looking top poppering lure.
Some wonderfully calm offshore conditions last week resulted in a few trips out to the reef. Traditionally a tough fishing time, the water clarity was just crazy. You could watch your bait drop to the bottom, see the trout come out have a look around and then smash the bait. And that was in 40 plus feet of water. The steamy tropical heat and glassed out. waters created the perfect snorkelling conditions, and some full on spearfishing sessions. Mix that with hot action line fishing producing a good assorted array of fish and you have a perfect trip.
Last Monday night John, Josh, Caillen any I headed out deep. During the night we were visited by a 1m plus dolphin fish which was curious enough to circle the boat several times. We all wanted to jump in and swim with the friendly fish however just as when we were visited by a Whale Shark a few years back, no-one was quite game enough to jump in at night. We got some good catches of Coral Trout, Jobfish, Nannygai, Robinson Bream and Spangled Emperor.
Until next time gone Fishin’…. be back at dark-thirty
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