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Fly Fishing

Chasing Golden Trevalley on the Magnetic Island flats.


Enjoying one of the many beautiful beaches of Magnetic Island.

Saturday 18 July 2009

Short run nails me a Cobia!

Took Dad's boat for a short run out to West Point today. Didn't expect much from the weather, but we thought it would be good enough for a quick fish. We left the ramp about 5.30am and headed to our mark. The run was pretty good, slight chop over the shoulder.

Over the next couple of hours we had a look around several of my West Point spots, but not much was showing on any of them. Not even too much in the way of bait. I managed a very small Doggie Mackerel and some other rubbish fish, but nothing for the eski.

With the wind chopping up a bit we decided to head back inside the island to a small homey hole I have. The weather here was much better, just a ripple of the water. And withing half an hour it was almost a glass off.

Here we landed a few Nannygui to 40cm in quick time. But the bite slowed once the sun got high in the sky. The fish of the day was a 85cm Cobia that took a floating pilchard. A nice fish to catch no more than 15min from the front of the harbor.

Dad also managed to hook into something quite big. Had him going for a while. I called it early as a Shovel Nose Shark, but said it felt too big. But then when it surfaced all he could say is "they don't grow THAT big!" I think he has to get use to our NQ fish!

The wind came in pretty hard about 11, so we bailed. Probably left it a bit late to leave, but Dads Quinnie handled the chop well. Fresh Cobia for lunch wend down real well!!