For the last few years i have been fishing in and around the gold coast and jumping pin chasing anything from whiting to jigging for kingies on the sand pipe.
I have spent a little bit of time on the close bait reefs out the front of the gold coast seaway and have done a little bit trolling around the seaway to no prevail.
Then two weeks ago i decided enough was enough and size does matter so i began the process to Upgrade my boat this week from a 435 horizon easyfisher pro with a 60hp yamaha and all the fruit, to a 610 Quintrex trident with a 150 and all the gear picking it up in two weeks and cant wait.
So The question.
I plan on doing a lot of offshore fishing in the future both bottom bashing & trolling and its a bloody big ocean i am just curious on where and the best way to start.
I generally try to fish during the week and the days where i have headed out the front in my current boat i have looked on the horizon and been unable to spot any boats at all except some of the charter boats, i’ve motored over to them and sounded around them covering a couple of hundred meter square and they just seem to be fishing a sand bottom i spent a good 40 minutes sounding around one of them two weeks ago i couldn’t find anything of interest and no one on the charter caught a thing bar the other lines on the boat talk about tangles.
Normally have room for 1 or 2 when i fish if anyone is interested in heading out in the future.
I would keen to go for a few runs with you mid week.
I’m also only new to the Gold Coast but have taken my 3.8m tinny out 5 or 10km & got a few good fish on the 36’s and the 24’s.
I have a gps full of marks that I plan to try sooner or later.
I am offshore experienced & also have a 27ft Riviera Flybridge but its down sth at Nelsons Bay atm.
Need to find some where to keep it up here that isn’t a Marina & recently sold my 6.2 Quintrex Coast Runner to help for the big bloody boat expenses.
Also have some great marks just sth too.
Just text me on my mobile when you want to head out
yer certainly is a bit of a change from the tinny Wayno.
Yer i have looked at the tridents for years and finally just thought what the hell.
Looking at a set of outriggers at the moment anyone used them or recommended a decent set?
Anyone got a boat Wrap? or no what the longevity of them are. they seriously spice up your boat.I got a quote for around 1500 bucks for a full side sheet wrap in a kingfish design
will keep you guys posted i wont have anytime for the next two months through the week but will be out most weekends though.
I can arrange to check out some of your gps marks for you sean and report back. whens the riviera getting up here, What do u chase in that….Marlin?
No mate not Marlin.
I used to chase them years ago before I done my back in.
I prefer Kingys, Cobia, Snapper, dollys ect ect.
I fish everything from land based in rivers chucking plastics to chasing the raging bull kings offshore.
I like to catch fish now days that I can eat that pull line of the reel lol. Not dumping $100’s of dollars running out to the shelf to CnR Marlin.