Bluewater options

The tuna reports just keep filing through – with plenty of fish caught in the same areas locally. Patches have still been found off Barwon and Torquay right through to around Inverloch, the key has been to follow the wind and weather patterns and exucute a plan of attack around this.

Customers Hiep and Long fished out from the eastern entrance of Westernport last week in search of bluefin tuna and they weren’t let down. There were a few lure options incorporated in the spread, with crazy deep Halco Pro’s one of the best performers when on the troll. A few patches of fish were found up on the surface where they were also caught using a variety of casting lures. Casting micro stickbaits and poppers was the best method in getting the bites.

Mitch the Pop Queen from EJ Todds has been out on the fish using the new UV colours in the pop queen 160. Mitc has noticed  success on all of the new colours with blue, red, and green all performing well. Fishing out from Barwon in 40m the fish have been eager to eat the topwater offerings when presented on the correct tackle.

Customer Ryan has also been catching tuna on the new UV colours – with blue being his favourite. As you can these colours are loaded with UV reactive colour and really add to the presence of the lure.

Customer Stuart and his Dad were on the fish again this week – but this time they fished out from Flinders towards Cape Schank. Trolling a spread of hardbodies this time they managed a few nice fish in about 60m of water. There were zero birds or other life about – just a small patch of feeding tuna eager to eat the Laser Pro’s.

There have still been kingfish floating about for those out in search of them – and that includes the bays and estuaries.

Members of the Dandenong Sports Fishing Club ventured down to Port Welshpool recently where there were quite a few various species caught – with a handful of miniature kingfish inside the estuary a cute little highlight. These fish were caught on light gear and just a stone’s throw from the long jetty – where they can be targeted on stickbaits and small poppers.

While not quite a rat kingie – customer Glenn and son James landed a ripper fish last week. Glenn and James landed this cracker on a live slimey mackerel – which measured 115cm, and gave them absolute hell.