Melbourne bluefin

Melbourne’s run of bluefin tuna continue to provide heaps of action virtually all who have been out targeting them offshore. While there have been days when the fish are very frustrating and seem like they just won’t eat, there are also great numbers of fish to move between and hopefully strike on a patch of feeding fish. Most of the reports have been more consistent between Port Phillip heads and Torquay, but there have been fish caught across to Wonthaggi from the Eastern entrance.

Customer Daniel fished with mates out from Port Phillip heads during the week and landed multiple bluefin tuna. Daniel and the guys were trolling hardbodied minnows with a mixture of deep and shallow running options in the spread. Both natural and bright UV colours worked on fish to around 20kg, with the area just outside Point Lonsdale the best.

Customer Shane fished for tuna with James Rogers from Unreel Fishing Charters recently and caught some nice bluefin tuna. The fish were caught fishing out from Port Phillip heads and were biting much better during the early afternoon. The presence of birds was the key to locating the fish, which were caught slowly working surface poppers.

Customer John fished with a mate during the week on the local tuna, also out from Port Phillip heads. The guys headed West and fished towards Torquay where they found their bag of fish. The most successful lures were small skirts in lumo and black colour configurations, with heavier jets heads doing the most damage.