Montebello Islands report - April 2018

Hi Guys


Thought I would post up a quick report which is a couple of months old now!

I did my first trip to the montes end of March, start of April for 10 days. What can I say, what a place! And we were so lucky with the weather as well, fishing every day. Did it with a mate who has done it before, which was comforting as it is so remote.

We launched at fortescue river, and camped at home lagoon. With the good weather, we even did a trip out to rankin bank, which we renamed coronation bank as thats pretty much all we caught on the bottom, plus a few wahoo, marlin and others. We even did a trip back to fortescue to get more fuel, to take advantage of the weather! Couldnt get the boats up on the plane the first trip over, had too much gear! Lesson learned though.

Fishing was unreal, casting lures in the shallows for trout, spangoes. Soft plastics in 15m for rankin and coral trout, to deep dropping for reds! Oysters for dinner one night, mud crabs the next.

My boat, 6.2 coraline with 150 yammy - we used 692 litres, 919 kms travelled, 60 hours added. Trip over used 100 litres, trip back 75 litres.

Anyway I will let the pictures do the talking.


Hopefully the below link works! Lot more photos here.

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 Those pics on your FB page

Mon, 2018-06-11 20:55

 Those pics on your FB page are sick, jealous much. Thanks for posting mate, that's what this site is all about


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 Awesome mate, not wrong you

Mon, 2018-06-11 21:13

 Awesome mate, not wrong you scored the weather! Plenty of top fish there! 


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Mon, 2018-06-11 21:54

 Wow, brilliant fishing, gee, the conditions looked really atrocious.


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 what Island is home lagoon

Tue, 2018-06-12 11:36

 what Island is home lagoon close to? Can't seem to find it on navionics,  looks nice and deep water with easy access 

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Hermite island

Tue, 2018-06-12 16:03

 According to Navionics. Across from Turtle lagoon, up near the north end of the island. Try around 20 deg 26 115deg 32

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Tue, 2018-06-12 16:30

 God bless the internet.


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 sounds like a great trip.

Wed, 2018-06-13 17:15

 sounds like a great trip. them few fish you got up look great , them coro trout are so vibrant. as im not on facebook i cant see the rest tho 


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 Nice fish. The wahoo looks

Thu, 2018-06-14 01:25

 Nice fish. The wahoo looks pretty cool all lit up

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Sick Trip

Fri, 2018-06-15 20:11

Looks like you had a ball Dave.

I'm booked to go over again next year, can't wait. You did well with the weather.