The weekends Portland trip was always going to be a tough one to fish considering the weather pattern. However two anglers did make the trip to Portland on the off chance that the weather would hold enough for them to get out and try to snare a Southern Blue Fin Tuna (SBT).
On Friday afternoon the weather did just that and John Costa and Tony Coon were able to try their hand at landing a SBT. It was an eventful day out taking in nature at its best. We trolled from the rear of Lawrence Rocks through to Cape Bridgewater. The most productive area being the 50 to 80 meter line between Cape Nelson and Cape Bridgewater.
On a day where the fish were not hitting the skirts well we managed to get three fish to the boat. Tony swears I lost the first fish he got to the boat due to incompetence. I redeemed myself later on by using a gaff. We pulled the pin at about four o'clock due to the build up of some nasty cloud formation and headed in. As we were cleaning our catch a deluge of rain hit and we ended up soaked to the bone.
Saturday was a wipe out weather wise with strong winds and constant rain.
Tony fished the Fitzroy river for bream on Sunday and bagged six lovely fish. His six bream ranged form 29 to 35 centimetres in length. The bream bag weight was 2.36 kg.
Although the weather was not up to our expectations we made the most out of the trip and had an enjoyable time.