January has been a good month to date for weather in the Cairns area – with calm, hot days when I’ve been out on the water.    There’ve been some good thunderstorms around though mostly of an evening.

The fishing has been pretty consistent with good catches of quality Spanish mackerel to 40lbs.  When the conditions are right we have also been catching some good yellowfin tuna, along with the odd wahoo and barracuda.

I’ve done 1 day of blue marlin fishing and we went 1 for 1 catching a nice little blue around 200lbs on 50lb tackle.

Continuing to fish for light tackle species through February prior to heading to Port Stephens on the 17th to have 3 weeks fishing for the stripes, blues and blacks that PS is renowned for.