In 2021 we headed north in our Black Watch 40 “Mood Swings” with the six metre “Blue Boat” in tow on a two week trip to Princess Charlotte Bay. This playlist covers our adventures on the trip.
Join us as we travel to Princess Charlotte Bay in Far North Queensland on our 40 foot Black Watch “Mood Swings” (the Big Boat) with our 6.5 m Fishing weapon “Bipolar” (the Blue Boat) in tow, as we head north on a fishing and exploring adventure.
Check out the HUUUGE groper during our stopover in Cooktown and enjoy the absolutely picturesque location as we overnight at Lookout Point (and catch some great fish too).
Emergency surgery to fix the boat and Ryan! Seven issues to deal with and a broken toe. The joys of owning a big boat. Did Ryan manage to fix all the problems?
After pretty much everything going wrong last episode, almost forcing us home, the trip to Princess Charlotte Bay continues through the Flinders Islands. Great session on the Fingermark and Goldens with our Pillager lures plus we check out some ancient rock art.
High barometer, Cold water and Strong S/E winds and the barra shut down… But boy did we catch some fish. Join us as we finally arrive in Princess Charlotte Bay and our lures get absolutely smashed by blue threadfin salmon. Seriously they would not take a live bait but fixated on our new Pillager lures.
The rock formations on the headlands are amazing, although you can no longer access the area by vehicle as it is Aboriginal Land.
This week we visit spectacular Noble Island as our northern adventure continues heading south on our return journey.
From Cape Melville to Lizard Island we stop for a fish and visit to both Barrow Island and are blown away by Noble island.
It also happened to be Ryan’s birthday. It was a glorious way to spend the day.
Woah! Job fish nursery!
In this Episode we travel to the very aptly named Jewell Reef and of course Ryan found a couple of new spots.
We picked up a nice nannygai on one and on the other – bazillions of green jobfish.
We even caught two at the same time on one levitator jig (each assist hook picked up a fish!).
They must have been fighting over it.
Huge and friendly whale shark, manic fishing session and superb sand cay.
Day 13 of our Princess Charlotte Bay trip saw us having one of the best days of our lives.
This week we visit spectacular Cape Flattery as our northern adventure continues heading south on our return journey.
From Linnet Reef FNQ to Cape Flattery north of Cooktown, we stop for a fish and have some mad fishing sessions before a beach walk on the stunning white silica sands.
Last night at sea it was a glorious way to spend our time before heading into Cooktown.
After 16 days at sea we returned Evatt (Cod King) to Cooktown so he could hop on a flight and head back home.
But not before we had one last session between Cape Flattery and Cooktown losing all but one final jig.
Final stage of our Princess Charlotte Bay trip involved snorkelling and fishing the Ribbon Reefs off Cape Tribulation for Coral Trout and other reef species.