Mackay Fishing Charters
Mackay fishing charters are ther best way for both locals and visitors to get into some of the best fishing that the central Queensland coast has to offer. Weather it be chasing barramundi in the rivers or impoundments, targeting Spanish mackeral around the offshore islands, catching deepwater reef fish or going in search of the hoard of massive GTs that live around the reefs and islands there is a mackay fishing charter guide for you that will make sure your day is a memorable one.
Chasing Giant trevally or GTs as they are commonly known, on surface poppers is a fairly new thing to the sportfishing scene. Once written off as a tackle busting pest by pro mackeral fishermen, the GT has been targetted as a major offshor sport species for quite a few years now. GTs are a pelagic species meaning that they spend the bulk of their lives on the surface. They are active surface feeders and will often school up when hunting. When targeting this particular species it is usually quite easy to find them as they will have the bait balled up and pushed to the surface. The Surface popper lure is used as it spashes along the surface to entice a strike. GTs are one of the species that will readily hit a popper and will usually do so with such ferosity that the angler will sometimes get pulled from his feet. These fish will grow in excess of 50kgs and a fairly regular fish is in excess of 25kgs so top of the line gear is needs as is a skilful boat driver and a gimbal belt. GTs are one of the species that can be targeted on a special sportfishing charter from Mackay.
Reef fishing is also one of the more popular charters that can be taken from Mackay. Specialised charter boats depart Mackay Marina in the early morning and head east to the deep water where they chase Red Emperor, Grass Lipper, Scarlet Sea Perch and Coral Trout just to name a few. Braided line on high speed overheads is needed (and usually supplied) to tackle this challenging and productive style of fishing. Most boats from Mackay cater for about 8 anglers so this usually means a lot of lines in the water and tangles are par for the course. There are a few boats in the area that have very limited fishing space and are not suitable for this style of fishing so make sure you check the boat out that you are thinking of booking before you go or you might find yourself spending more time catching the bloke next to you rather than big fish.
Whatever type of fishing you like or whatever type of fishing you are interested in trying there is an experienced mackay fishing charters operator that can cater for you. Mackay fishing charters, Fish smarter Fish charter.