Cruising from Hinchinbrook to Palm Island our journey continues…
You may recall last episode we were stuck in spectacular barra mecca Hinchinbrook Island, awaiting a part from Port Hinchinbrook marine.
A part not required since the wife fixed the boat with LOVE!
In this episode we need to make up some time as we travel from Hinchbrook to Palm Island.
Travelling in an active La Nina year, storms and instability abound.
Hence we always ensure we are anchored up good and solid with protection.
To make up some time we ditched the tow rope between Mood Swings and the Blue Boat.
Choosing instead to make the channel section from Hinchinbrook to Palm Island at speed.
This is a most spectacular part of the Queensland coast.
And where I caught a good many of the 2000 + metre long saltwater barra during my charter career.
It really is the perfect destination for barra fishing.
Along the way we pass the 5.7 kilometre long Lucinda Jetty.
It is the longest jetty in the southern hemisphere and transports sugar from the cane growing regions of northern Queensland all over the world.
A great location for fishing, it harbours many pelagic species around the pilons.
Interestingly, it has been built to the curvature of the earth – otherwise it would stick up at the end!
Which seems perfectly logical unless of course you are a flat earther (yes there are such people who believe the earth is flat).
Anyhoo – that’s another topic. One that does keep us amused if we get bored on the boat haha.
For now though, join us as we travel from Hinchinbrook to Palm Island group…
FINDING A GREAT ANCHORAGE
Using your sounder is not just for finding great fish. It also helps when deciding where to drop the pick – avoiding things we could get hooked up on.
Take a look at our “big picture” training below for some tips on how to make the most from your equipment.
CRUISING HINCHINBROOK TO PALM ISLANDS
MORE EPISODES AND FISHING CONTENT
I hope you enjoyed Episode 4 of our south to the Swains series – Hinchinbrook to Palm Island group.
Be sure and catch boat prep and provisioning in Episode 1 – simply click here to bounce back
And while you’re here, why not take a look at some of our other tips and fishing action videos below.
• Gear and tackle cheat sheet and other free training
• Princess Charlotte Bay