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  1. Best fathers day with kids chasing blackies

    Thx guys, was an awesome day and seeing my boys catching fish and getting a big buzz outa it is better buzz for me than any fish ive caught and ive caught big tunas and marlin . Cheers...steve.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
  2. hi guys, bit late but thought id post a report as been pretty busy lately. fathers day i took the family out including the mrs for a leisurely fish for blackies. water in pitty was crystal clear and very low at 10 - 11 am and could only see a couple of small schools that were moving around a bit. as im talking to a mate on phone my 4 yr old (Blake the blacky master 1) screams im on dad and my mrs squeals with excitement and my other boy gets net under it and with big woooohoos and more squealing from mrs we have it on the deck. i explained to my mrs who hates fishing this is why i love it,enjoy the feeling honey.... was pretty quiet after this and due to one of kids not feeling good headed home. had lunch then took my eldest 10yrs and his 6yrs brother (blacky master 2) back out. scouted 2 other spots and didnt look good so back to original spot hoping incoming tide should hold fish... well as soon as we got there burly deployed and floats soon followed. harry screams im on dad and we soon lose a real good fish around 40cm after it ran him around everywhere. well the water was murkier but we could see them milling around and constant downs for 2 hrs with many missed downs (always finicky downs here) and lost some real nice fish but the keeper net was very healthy with 8 nice fish. i even got to catch one but didnt compare to watching them get excited enjoying fishing instead of all the electronic crap these days .. anyway that was the best fathers day pressy the kids gave me and it was free, all the other things in morning were nice as they spoilt me and a few hand made gifts hanging on wall help to ease the workload at work.. cheers....steve.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
  3. Where are the Tuna?

    The topenders are great boats, I used to own a 530 Side Consile a year ago, the economy is great as they are light, easy to tow, but when it comes to going wide ill be careful, It once took me 3 hours to get back from the peak when the wind unexpectidly picked up, and could only take it to browns in the best conditions. I also found that they have electrolysis issues, with the paint bubbling, so quickly got rid of it and imported this beast. Polar..... Drool drool droolin. Very nice. Now thats going wide in style in a trailerboat . As for electrolosis , i think all ali boats can suffer if the fitout is not done correctly and unfortunately most places just dont do it proper. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Friday bluefin

    very nice well done
  5. Where are the Tuna?

    My mates rapt with the etec and he got it for a steal from craig at huett's.His range will be fine for the mount but heatons is limit on only real good days (not many like sat)unless he wants to take a jerrycan for backup. Cruisecraft, nice , once you get all that sorted you may be fine but time will tell. Might need 2 prop sizes down to get range you need. Good luck with it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Where are the Tuna?

    My boat way to thirsty so browns and beyond i become a boat tart with mates. Down sth was a 6.2 meter platey with new twin 75 4strokes. Range is 200nm in good weather. One day we came in on fumes after going 65nm out due to weather but had another boat in tandem so all good. Off sydney sat was a 6 meter heavy glass cc with near new 150 etec and 200 liters fuel. He had never taken it to browns so i smashed his distance record. Smart gauges and new motors are best. We monitored fuel on way out etc and we had a limit, once reached came in, which saturday was very very hard to do with that school my mate got onto only 13-14 mile away. Only saving grace was due to radio crap i wasnt aware how big fish/school were till i spoke to them next morning.woulda been harder knowing what i do now but still had to do right thing in end . Are you thinking about your boats capabilities ??? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Where are the Tuna?

    Was that Yesterday? How far south were you? My leave passes are also spent, but if bluefin are around there way be a divorce case worth considering. lol At least 10 nm nth to ne to east to se and everywhere between sat. Prob about 8 boats out there from memory. We were in a 6 meter cc. . Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Where are the Tuna?

    Yeh amazing the little buggers sooo wide and hitting large lures. The water mate got them is was littered with those kings, rubbish and bait in general and without looking at chart it prob continued out to where you were maybe ? . Either way its amazing sometimes what ya catch fishing sometimes. Theres still dillies around also . Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Where are the Tuna?

    Tried couple times to get you on radio and when i did it was fked. When we were tracking sth about 10 out and you passed east i was running 19.5 water. We went over 10ne and was getting 19.8 and why we went back sth again. My mate got into them in arvo but fuel ment we couldnt risk using our reserve limit even though conditions meant we prob didnt need it. The fish were barrels and one lost after 6hrs and pushed to sunset over 40 min nearly killed anglers and schools stayed deep under boat another boat also got a double when called over. Notice the plural used . My opinion.... Based on 3 yrs targeting them. Fish are migrating nth so that school is gonsky. There is more schools still riding the good water yet to pass sydney. That eddie off jb looked interesting also damo and i woulda thought someone would pull fish from it. 3 yrs ago and last yr we got them in 17.4-17.6 water and this year from ulladulla to sydney 19.5 seems the water. I think temp deeper may be different and why they are staying deep mostly, but they gotta eat shedloads sometime/somewhere. If conditions are right the fish may run close enough again but alot of water out there to find them. As for lure choice... Fk it they smash anything and we mix up divers and skirts and they all seem to get hit and i think the amount of food the need to sustain migrating etc is why. Make sure you have liveys though as we had them in the hundreds if not thousand under us for ages down sth after trolled fish were boated we couldt tempt them to eat anything and even jigs which is usually effective failed. Bluefin usually = loooong days and miles and lots of fuel etc so make sure your ok to do it safely as mates have had to help a couple guys out recently . The 2 boats we have targeted with are only 20 and 22 ft so yes trailerboats can do it within reason. Bluefin fever is pretty addictive and once you hook a barrel you will understand.., ahhhh revenge will be mine one day... Lol... Please take into mind this is just my opinion and any or all could be wrong. Well except the addiction bit . Lol. Good luck to all who get out there as my leave passes are well and truly spent this year for them... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Who's fishing wide tommorow

    Its only hard if ya wanna break it errol . Lol. If i had time and weather yep id be out there in a heartbeat . I started down bermi couple weeks ago and have chased them up the coast. Mad,dedicated or just plain crazy ... Prob all the above. Lol. When i get time i will put up a report of our trips . Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Who's fishing wide tommorow

    The other boat was a broken bay boat. Not my pics to publish but im sure if ya look around you may find them Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Who's fishing wide tommorow

    84.3kg weighed at sgfc, also fish died right near end of fight. The other one a much bigger one faught on sunset tagged teamed between anglers nearly spooled more than once before it won its freedom. Wasnt there a nice eddie down your way ? Did anyone get any sth ? Belambi long way from heatons and i thought i was keen Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Who's fishing wide tommorow

    We went out sat also along with every boat in sydney. We punched past browns doing 20knts and didnt put the spread in till heatons as friday they were just out the back. Didnt turn a reel but as we hit our fuel limit and were already on way in to a temp break to cube my mate called fish on. Only couple boats could get him as they were very wide of heatons and in water i flogged earlier. They got one cracker after 5odd hrs and second busted after 6 odd hrs. That was the only school i heard of. Waters pushing out of range for most unless more perfect weather. The water the fish have been liking this year is 19.5 or close to it. Im over doing the 100 - 153nm trips chasing them but rewards are worth it. Just need to crack that tripple digit instead of all those schoolies. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Jb bluefin

    You are better trolling until you get a hook up then cube straight away. Look for a temp break would be your best bet. But the fish are very wide ATM .you need to be out past the 2400 line. Longliners are on the fish so find them and the fish won't be farVery good advise there, i would also add make sure you have plenty of pillies chopped ready to go and get a few big handfulls out asap and keep it going. More the better. I know guys who take at least 15-20kg just for this where yf fishing 15kg is plenty to cube whole arvo. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Jb bluefin

    Bluefin is all about covering as much water as you can as schools can be spread apart but usually in big numbers ive found. Mixed lures trolling at 7-8 knts and finding the water they may be in. Once you find a patch of them it is usually a multiple hookup and i have found lure choice wasnt as important as getting something in front of them if you get my drift. Only my 3rd year targetting them and others may have different opinions. The window to get them may be really short so if there on and weathers good you have to make most of it quickly. Very important to watch sounder as thay may not rise and dropping jigs is very successful on them. Sometimes they just wont eat and we had them under us for ages throwing everything at them last tuesday and bite time was mainly night time last week as longliners confirmed this.we still got into them and george,al mcglashan and others got a big school feeding couple days before . The other thing is you usually have to go very wide, we were getting them 50nm out down sth and off sydney most times past heatons. 3 years ago we got huge ones between heatons and browns but this was not the norm. Hope this helps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk