After months of preparation, finally the northern adventure to Princess Charlotte bay begins.
To see how we prepped for the trip, please see Episode 1.
We have been planning a northern adventure in our big boat Mood Swings since we purchased her in 2016.
In this episode we depart Cairns (late of course) and head to Cooktown to refuel.
We absolutely love Cooktown and head there regularly in the blue boat for some great offshore fishing.
Since it was the fin fish closure, reef fish were out of bounds, however it didn’t stop us looking and marking promising spots for next time.
Last time we fished for GT in the closure.
This time the target was fingermark or golden snapper.
Northern Adventure to Princess Charlotte Bay
Day 1 and 2: From Cairns to Cooktown to Lookout Point. We set out on the 2nd October and the weather was pristine but soon turned north.
At first we ran the blue boat alongside the big boat to make up some lost time. By Low Isles we had caught up and towed the blue boat the rest of the way.
Last fuel before heading remote on our northern adventure was Cooktown.
After fuelling up both boats at Cooktown we took watched the groper feed at the Cooktown Jetty.
Hang on why am I typing this when you can just watch the video!
Fish Finder Fundamentals
If you’re spending big coin to head on a northern adventure like we did to Princess Charlotte Bay, why not maximise your chances of good fish?
Successful fishing is easier with a good understanding of your sounder.
Sounder Skills is only $20 Australian at the moment and well worth a look.
If you don’t learn anything let me know and I’ll give you your money back.
Glorious weather, glorious fishing, glorious locations!
By the time we got to Cooktown we had already started to unwind. Getting into the great outdoors is what we like to call “the big reset.” It’s also critical for men to be able to indulge their primal instincts and do a bit of hunting and collecting. Men being men is good for wellness and mental health. Especially in times of such uncertainty.
We cannot stress enough how important it is to get back to nature and recharge the batteries. Now in our 50’s we are sure that human beings are not meant to live as we do in modern cities. We crave the outdoors and need it to remain sane!
Our Pillager lures worked a treat and you can get some for you tackle box >> Click here for Pillager Lures.
To find out what gear we used to catch these tropical speedsters, check out our gear and tackle cheat sheet.