For this time of the year we are having extreme (highest recorded) sea temps, even further down the coast away from the tropical north. With this we are seeing many tropical species along our shore which seem to be in very good numbers.
On a food collecting mission yesterday evening we encountered many species such as black marlin, dolphin fish and huge schools of mackerel and salmon less than 1 km from shore.
As I said this was a food collecting mission so the game fish can be the target for the next trip (Friday). First we jumped in for a few lobsters to give to the old fold who live close to us (who make us cakes!!), then to search out a few snapper.
The snapper were following the big schools of bait picking of anything left by the bigger predators (makos, whalers and marlin), so it wasn't long before we found a few tasty fish for the cooler box. Often as we pulled snapper to the boat they would be followed by fast darting dolphin fish. These dolphin fish soon had us reaching for the light spin gear (8lb outfits) which are a heap of fun.
With the mission accomplished we headed home for some tasty meals for the next few days. Looking forward to chasing some marlin in the little rib over the weekend.