More bluefin but Sydney slow
Fished Sydney today and found green water around 23 degrees. We had one half hearted marlin bite while Almira scored a bluey coloured striped marlin and I also heard a yellowfin was caught and the odd mahi but the rest of the fleet drew zeros. Inshore I heard a report of a decent king off longy but otherwise the kingy fishing is still very slow.
Down south I heard a rumour of a bluefin on a commercial boat south of Eden so hopefully they turn up soon, while Tassi seems to have slwoed although I did get a report of a 90kg fish caught out of Pedra.
Up the coast it was mostly zeros out of Port Stephens although one person scored a striped marlin.
Blue marlin bite from hell and bluefin snapping too
Well i got a text yesterday about midday from Vic Levetts on his boat MOJO saying the blue marlin were firing and they already had 4. I thought I might be the victim of a cruel joke but no, fishing with crew Adam Polly and James Thackeray from Black Pete they ended up going 5 from 8 - all blue marlin from 110-180kg. The fish were all the way from Ballina to SWR. Interestingly the longliners fishing the same area struggled to produce a fish.
Down south in Tassi guru Sammy Muscat conitnues his good run on big fish with another jumbo bluefin today. Over in Portland things have slow though so Tassi is the place to be at the moment. The good news is those bluefin in Tassi will be heading north very soon!
Bluefin bite on the Apple Isle
Well it looks like Tassi is the place to be at the moment with several jumbo bluefin being caught over the last week. Ranging in size from 80 -118kg as many as 3 a day. There are also a few schoolies around with the hot spots like Eagle Hawk Neck, but I reckon Pedra would be worth a shot too.
Portland in Victoria is producing schoolies out on the shelf, while 101kg fish was weighed in at Port Fairy the other day in 60m.
NSW is dismal with everyone struggling for fish. I even went jewie fishing today and only ended up with sharks. Although the one thing that has been firing has been the Murray cod on the Murrumbidgee. We fished down there for BFSB and had a blinder on fish up to 80cm.
image Dazzler with a solid Tassi Fin!
Bluefin and bigeyes
Well after a few days out west of Bourke it seems I havent been missing much. The only noteable capture out of Sydney was a bigeye which weighed in at 65 odd kilos. I am not sure of details but it was caught on the weekend. Also heard of a couple of yellowfin Ed caught on Browns late last week but jeeze it should be heaps better than this!
The best action is down in Tassi and I had a call from Ritichie who caught 2 jumbos 118 and 106KG and best of all didnt have many issues with the seals which is a welcome change.
The kingies have been slow in Sydney with Fishabout catching a few up in middle harbour as wellas reports of a few better fish down around South Head but Long Reef has been dead. Up the coast there are reports of longtails from SWR to Coffs but the mackerel have slowed right down.
Longliners have been finding a few good fin and bigeyes but they are all wide!
Slow all around
We fished offshore today right out past the 40 mile mark and found zippo. Phil on his Cruisecraft found a bluefish striped marlin in 500 fm, George on Wahoo raised a couple but no bites. And it seems it is the same up and down the coast.
Inshore the kings have been slow but I heard a report of some fish on the peak, while longy was dead.
The best place to be at the moment is down in Victoria chasing the bluefin. I heard of a 100kegger the other day and then a 120 odd kg fish today as well as lots of smaller fish. Will be down there soon filming and sat tagging - woohoo!