Yellowfin whiting have been prolific along the gulf beaches along with
yellowfin bream this last week according to visiting parents of staff.
Small queenfish have also been patrolling the outside of the northern wall
of the marina. Light spin outfits and small metal slices are working best
for these fish with the trebles replaced with a single tarpon hook. The 3″
gulp minnows have worked well inside the marina on the local bream
population with the occasional cod and mangrove jack surprising the unwary
Giant Trevelly have been hanging around the breakers along the west side as
expected at this time of year. Some daring anglers brave the conditions
when the swell is up, but please beware as these large swells can create
very dangerous conditions. Good quality rock spiked boots are advised when
fishing from the rocks and please fish with a companion.
Spanish Mackerel are still around in thick numbers alongside the reef,
however the sharks have made their presence in all areas lately, especially
with the beached whale off Bundegi.
Fishing can be good and bad, but a day out should always be enjoyable. I
managed to get out this week and didn’t catch a thing except some bait. The
tides were large and the current was extremely strong. We trolled for
billfish briefly, then tried for reef fish, but couldn’t get on the mark.
Then we tried for billfish again, but missed the bite! Nevermind: if we were
guaranteed fish everytime it would take the fun out of going!
Pictured this week is Peter Gates with a gleaming smile after catching a
shark mackerel off the outside of Bundegi reef. There have been quite a few
schools of these speedsters along with long tail tuna in this area. Now
that we have Bundegi boat ramp so close, it makes it easy for a fish after
work before the sun sets. Look for the birds feeding and you should find
the action. You can troll these areas or cast and retrieve metal lures,
soft plastics or if you’re really keen, a well presented fly will do the