In Episode 4 of our Princess Charlotte Bay trip we have a mad fingermark session fishing the Flinders Islands (click here to start at Episode 1).
Because the start of our trip fell in the fin fish closure, we were limited in the species we could target.
Coral trout and large mouth nannygai were off the menu. Hence we turned our attention to Fingermark (Golden Snapper).
Fishing the Flinders Islands
The Flinders Islands are a group of seven islands. They lie to the north-west of Cape Melville on the Cape York Peninsula.
They can be reached by vessel from Cape Melville (click here for our blog on camping there) or Marina Plains and Bathurst Bay (via Princess Charlotte Bay)
But only if you have a small tinny capable of getting to the Cape. Because the road can be a bit of a goat track at times.
Or you can go by sea as we did.
For a more expansive run down of events visit our Ships Log > here.
Otherwise sit back, relax and watch the video as we go Fishing the Flinders Islands. Turns out we anchored behind Flinders Island just as the wind starts to blow…
Stanley (Yindayin) Island Rock Art.
While we had a super session fishing the Flinders Islands, we also enjoyed the Traditional Owners rock art.
The Traditional Owners collectively identify as the Cape Melville and Flinders Island People.
It really is imperative if you visit this area, to access the caves and take a look.
The caves are on Stanley Island and depict early European contact. The island group has been successfully claimed under the Aboriginal Land Act (Qld) 1991 and is jointly managed by the local Aboriginal Corporation and the Queensland Government.
Top Fingermark session fishing the flinders islands area.
It didn’t take long to locate the fish and we had a great fingermark session.
Our Pillager lures worked a treat.
Two of our courses we would recommend before heading to any remote area are Finding Fingermark and Sounder Skills 2.
Or you can take a look at our free Big Picture Presentation.
To find out what gear we used on this trip, check out our gear and tackle cheat sheet.