The Cure - 1st Trips
I can't say how happy we are with our new Haines Signature 485 SF - the finish & ride is AWESOME . The new Suzuki 60 4 stroke has heaps of torque & with 130 liters on board plus fishing gear - we got out of the hole quickly & reached 30 mph at 6000 rpm with the fuel flow showing 15 liters ph. I'll add a collection of reports here from our initial trips out as we break The Cure in
Happiness is your first hook up in a new boat
First afternoon our we found some longtails up off Wathumba
Not to be outdone - Katrina's landed her first HB longtail & of coarse it was bigger than mine !
Nice Grunter - which Katrina actually caught - but wouldn't' touch after it lived up to it's name
Lovely little diamond trevally to break my new Miller Camo stick in - watch this space for plenty more fishing to come
It was a Great Friday today - being Easter & all !
Spent the day on the Mary with katrina looking for a salty & found this lovely fish at 82cm - along with a heap of new ground to explore. Played with our new Lowrance HDS8 - Structure Scan / Down scan all day - it is awesome & I will share some images once I work out how to record logs etc
With a rippa day forcast I grabbed Johnnie from our office to spend a day chasing Tuna - as he had never caught one.
We had a quick look on a few snapper marks on the way up the Island for nothing - although Johnnie actually caught a tarwine in 30 metres of water on a 5" jerk shad ! With such good weather we went wide of Roonies & found some nice size tuna working - which turned out to be yellowfin. Started the morning with a double hook up & landed both :-
There where quite a few mac's mixed in with each school from little jelly beans to reasonable sized one - lost a little one to a hungry shark as well !
Finished our Tuna "Grand Slam" off with a nice Longtail to end a great day on the water & clocked up our first 20 hour service on the new Suzuki
Sunday Lunch at Pelican bank - How Good Is Hervey Bay
So Many Fish - So Little Time - Scotto
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