Cooler Temps Bring Different Species

Cooler Temps Bring Different Species

The south easterly trade winds have returned on schedule and the winter conditions are definitely in place.

The secret to success is knowing how to adjust the game plan. With the cooler water temperatures the Barramundi hook up rate is sure to drop, so it’s time to target the other hard fighting, quality table fish that are not so temperature sensitive.

The next full moon is only 5 days away and although the tides are not nearly as big as in summer, we will still be having good catches of Fingermark,Jacks,GT’S and the occasional Barra.

Threadfin SalmonGiant Trevally

It’s time to down size on the hooks and live baits. Each fishing location is carefully chosen for the optimum stage of the tide. When the current slows down you move on to a deeper spot.

Having a few live mullet in the bait tank is still important, but most of the action is on small to medium live herring. This time of year the big baits tend to get ignored!

The last few charters have produced some good Fingermark that were taken directly to the Salt House Restaurant at the pier where the chef has been working his magic impressing our customers.

Local Fisho Gal Jean W surprised us all last weekend when she landed a 74 cm Barra on a very small herring and a #1 hook!

74cm Barramundi

This is the time of year when there is more time between quality strikes. A great time still to relax with rod in hand and a cold beer within reach.


Look forward to fishing with you.


Full Moon….Fish On in Cairns!!

Full Moon….Fish On in Cairns!!

The tropical winter conditions have settled in on North Queensland. The wet season passed by with only a fraction of the usual rainfall.

Fishing Cairns Inlet successfully has definitely been more challenging, however,as usual the full moon saved the day! The incoming morning tides switched the predators into the feeding mode.

Team Austria in Cairns with BarramundiWe had lots of visitors to the area to compete in the world class downhill mountain bike competition. Michael from the Austrian team produced a big win when he landed a solid 70 cm Barramundi on a live mullet at resting spot number 2!


After plenty of jumps it was eventually introduced to the BBQ at Trinity Beach. The whole team celebrated solid form on the bike trails and a big win on Trinity Inlet. Congrats Michael!


There was plenty of other action with some respectable Queenies,Gt’s,Tarpon and Threadfin Salmon landed.



Karen brought her son Jay and daughter Cleo out for a morning outing.Salmon Fishing Cairns

Jay came up big and caught a ‘’Bluey’’ Threadfin that fed the family!



GTHelen came out with her Partner Jim to celebrate his 40th.

She had the hot rod and landed a medium sized GT that was soon introduced to the chef at the Salthouse Restaurant at The Pier.

It does not take a huge a fish to provide a beautiful gourmet meal for two people!

Salt House Meal

The Black moon is a week away and once again the predators will be switching on!

Tight Lines

John H