Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing December report

A big longtail tuna caught on fly.

AFTER a fairly windy spring, summer has turned it on at Hervey Bay! With the wind shifting into a more easterly flow, it has made for some great conditions on the bay.

December saw guests get into the spotted mackerel, tuna, trevally and even a few black marlin.

It was a good month overall with hardly a day lost due to weather which was a great change from a breezy November period. We had some great captures including some nice longtail tuna on the flats.

Working deeper in the water column we picked up golden trevally, the odd cobia, tea leaf and bludger trevally.

With multiple guides out daily we were in the thick of the action, the extra eyes on the water certainly gives our guests the best experience on offer.

Fly anglers also enjoyed a few nice sessions on the flats targeting golden trevally with fish to 7kg caught by fly anglers. Long accurate casts were necessary, but if the fly was in the right spot we got the bite.

Over the next few months, we will continue to see some good fishing and it wont be long before our longtail season kicks in. Longtail tuna from 5-10 kg will begin to move in and start rounding up the bait. This is some of the best top water fishing you can experience, so don’t miss out! Other species to target will be queenfish, school mackerel and broad bar mackerel. These species seem to move in with the longtails. Our regular population of golden trevally will also be active as they join in feeding under the tuna school,

Black marlin on the flats.

Black Marlin Run 2019
The Black Marlin continued through December with a late run of fish. Gary Engel travelled from Florida USA to catch one of our shallow water marlin. While being amazed by the skinny water and landscapes, we got the job done in style with a great fish landed in the shallows.

Dillon from Brisbane also landed a cracking fish of around 55kg while being guided by Pete. After an hour battle they landed this amazing marlin! Well done to Pete and the boys on such an epic catch.

Less than 10 months left until they arrive again! Make sure you book early to secure your spot for the 2020 season.


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