We had some amazing fishing and crabbing in April and May this year. The season started off around April 10th for springs off the S end of Bowen and things continued to be excellent throughout the rest of April and all of May off the S end of Bowen and the QA marker. We had good to great fishing for springs in the mid teens with a few pushing the 20lb mark. As usual, the weather was a bit of a challenge at times, but when the wind was down and you could get out off the S end of Bowen you were rewarded with very consistent catches of chinook. The best depths off S end of Bowen offshore on the Hump were 90-175 using glow green spoons or glow green hootchies. Off the QA the best depths were between 90-120 using glow green spoons, glow green hootchies, anchovies, or baitrix midi strips in a glow teaser head.