Coral Bay October Trip Report

So our annual month pilgrimage to Coral Bay is done and dusted for another year. Overall, not a bad trip, except for the wind which blew its arse out for 2/3rds of the month. Wont be organising a month there in Oct again, prob move back to April. Didnt get as many fish as normal due to this fact, as well as the ever present man in the grey suit, but still got some good quality fish.

The first week there was little to no action on the water as 20kn+ winds kept us fairly well planted in the pub. Did get out for a couple days though with little success. The next couple weeks turned into a bit of a blur, with mates and family all coming to visit, as well as some pretty good days on the water.

As per usual, the wife out fished everyone else, or should i say, she was in all the photos with good fish haha.

Cant wait for next april now with the new boat!!

Anyway heres some photos of some of the fish we caught.

The missus with a nice haul

Nice Rankin i got

Mates missus with her first red (caught in 18m of water!!)

Some nice goldbands

Missus with a horse goldband

Mate with a nice cobia

Horse spango

Good half day out

My best red for the trip

Windy day

 

So all in all a pretty good trip and cant wait for next time.

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 Killer trip.  Can't wait to

Mon, 2013-11-18 08:11

 Killer trip.  Can't wait to head back there come May.

 

What is the boat?  Looks like a decent hard top there

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Thats the old boys Noosacat

Mon, 2013-11-18 08:23

Thats the old boys Noosacat 2300, the thing is a rig, heres a photo

And here is my new Sailfish 6500

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nice month

Mon, 2013-11-18 08:47

nice to go for a month long trip, thats enough jacks and cola to give me a diabetic coma just looking at it haha

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haha funny thing about that

Mon, 2013-11-18 15:50

haha funny thing about that table of jacks is that was after they cleared half the cans, between 6 of us we drank the backpackers dry of JD in about 4 hrs

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burley

Mon, 2013-11-18 15:53

that would have me burleying the next day

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yeah wasnt the best morning

Tue, 2013-11-19 09:39

yeah wasnt the best morning after that night haha