Cooktown queenie was all fun
I’VE been fishing since I could walk. I’m always fishing. If I could do it as a living I would, that’d be awesome.
Probably my best fish was a queenfish I got off the old bridge at Cooktown about two weeks ago.
I had a little Abu rod with a lure as a popper.
It was just on the turn of the tide, runing in, about 10:15 am. I’d seen some bait fish so I just threw the lure into it.
I couldn’t tell what it was at the start. It took me about half an hour to get it, because it kept going from one side to the other and I only had a small rod, and I thought it’s going to snap me off, so I just let it run until it wore itself out.
My arms were pretty sore afterward. And with the tide so low it was hard to lift it up. And you couldn’t go down on the bank because the locals say there’s a big croc in there that’s a bit cheeky.
My cousin Jake helped me with it. He tried to hook it too so we could lift it up. We took it home and it was beautiful.