While the weather this week hasn't been conducive to fishing the bay let alone offshore, there still has been some action outside. If bluewater is your
thing, kingfish, tuna and sharks have been the reward. Outside the bays the kingies have been hanging around the main promontories and points - with
Cape Schank, Seal Rock and Pyramid rock all good starting points to name a few. Out wider from these areas there have been makos to 100kg or so. Customers
Anthony and Mark fished out from Cape Schank last week where they scored a nice little mako of around 30kg. The amount of bait offshore at present
is half the reason these predators are about.
Other bluewater predators that have been lurking both locally and out of town have been good sized bluefin tuna. There have been patches of tuna out from
the bays but they have been flighty and fussy in what they will eat. Along the west coast they have been in a similar mood, but in better numbers.
Customer Edly got down to Portland recently to try and catch one of these large school fish. Edly caught fish to around 30kg trolling small skirts,
and that has been the main key - SMALL lures. These fish have been gorging themselves on small whitebait and anchovies, and quickly show shy away from
large offerings, unless you find a patch of fish on the prowl.