Went for my last gold coast fish for a while on thursday, met up with wade at the ramp and we headed out. On the water at 2.30pm we looked around for a bit and found some tarpon hitting the surface, initially just single fish then groups of fish started busting up. I hooked up 4 times in a row on grass minnows and lost them all. Wade hooked his first on a big pearl coloured curltail and kept it more out of the water than in and succeeded in landing the first one a nice tarpon of 55cm. He landed the next one too going 58cm . I finally manged to land my first around 55cm. After that they switched off and we hooked no more until the sun started to set a bit. They were sitting on the bottom in small groups and Wade hooked one working a qantas transam along the bottom it going 61cm. Wade hooked up another fish but it turned out to be a GT in the mid 50's.
That was it there, we moved on looking in all the holes and had a quick few casts in the seaway but there was nothing until we found some bait in front of a jetty. Here the bait was stacked up metres deep pretty much all along the channel and there were plenty of bigeyes into them with the occasional bustup. We got plenty of bigeyes around 40-45cm trolling and casting blades, minnows and plastics(xr10, grass minnows, transams and a 3/8 oz blade) with a few decent specimens in closer to the jetties going 51cm. They went off the bite at the top of the tide so we moved on, tried a few more jetties and bridges but got nothing else. It was a good afternoon/evening though, and a nice way to finish off.
This is my last report until december, until then you guys fish hard and get a few fish for me. I won't be around much, but I will check in from time to time.
nice work craig that spot looks familiar 😉 but your tarps look quite skinny so not to sure
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Nice going guys. Wade didn’t pack the long wand?
Was heading up there early last week for some fun before the storm hit.
Decided to turn around when the bolts started to hit nearby.