Archive for February, 2012
Just got back from Wilderness Island and Exmouth from what was an awesome week in the Gulf paradise. Fishing was way down on the usual tho, with water temps starting the week at just over 18degrees, and reaching 23.6 by friday, combined with muddy water which did clear a little by week end, cold and dirty, not a great recipe. Jim put it down to the amount of wind they have had, and the first two nights blew its brains out, and you needed to have a degree in archaeology to find our yaks in the morning.
This trip comprised of Matt, Leigh (Fisherking), my Dad, and me. Jim and Kim also came across for the week, and the nights were fun filled with drunken antics all week!! NIGHTCAPS was the catchcall, and Leigh brought a flagon of his homemade rum which was a regular nightcap.
I had one absolute highlight tho, i caught my first ever Giant Herring, which well and truly lived up to its name. It hit a trolled lure, launched from the water, which prompted a call of Queenie from me, but i was pleasantly suprised to land this fella. Not an easy fish to land, as well too big for my net, and slimy to grab, but i eventually got it onboard for a pic. The fellas told me later that this is a particuarly solid specimen!
Anyways, as always at Wilderness just being there makes up a huge part of the experience, so please enjoy the Video. Its a bit longer than i usually like, but i just couldnt cut anything out!!
Oh ! Please also head the warning!!