July 2007 Fishing Report
Hi again, my how the months roll around at this time of the year. Well its been another up and down month with the weather going from South Easters to howling westerly’s and the fishing on one day and off the very next.
This time last year off Mooloolaba saw excellent catches of snapper and pearlies but this year the numbers are well down but the sizes on the odd days are still there with our best being a 9.1kg and a few 8kg models coming on board.
Up this way again the snapper have started but only in limited numbers with surprisingly good quality in close to the bar, with all the boats heading out in every direction for the week long Rainbow Fishing Classic must have scared them in close to the beach.
With the weather forecast consistently wrong and the South westerly winds getting up, fishing in close has been the option to keep the punters from sea sickness, most days have been a struggle with plenty of shifting about but we always manage a good feed to take home.
We managed to slip out wider to the 25 mile ground on a couple of occasions with good results for our efforts, still plenty of good mixed reef fish around with the odd red coming on board.
Bait, ice, fuel, food and tackle has all gone up as does everything else so inevitably the prices of charters has to take a small rise from the end of September. Still no good rain in sight yet so fingers crossed for some good rains shortly.
Well just a short one for this month,
Till next time
‘go on get out there”.