I'm a long time reader and first time poster to this awesome forum, even before becoming a member I have been reading all of your wonderful posts for years, and am already thankful to everyone on here for all the information that you provide to each other and me!
That brings me to the point of my post, I am planning a trip up to SWR for the Easter long weekend, I've been up there once before and had a blast catching kingys, dollies and mack tuna. Mainly fishing around Fish Rock and a few reefs. Sorry I should mention I have a 7m centre console, tri-hull, Eagle Ray Boat.
This time I have significantly beefed up my gear (Tiagra and Makiara)and had my sights set on the "big ones" Marlin and Tuna. Haha
Now I'm relatively new to game-fishing so I am yet to catch one of these beasts (I did manage to hook a small black marlin off Sydney, on my kingfish gear 50lbs braid and 50lbs leader, which lasted all of about 20 seconds, till the fish jumped and spat the hook!)
But I figured SWR is the closest place to the shelf so I'd just zoom out to the shelf and try trolling around some lures and see what happens. It can't be much more complicated then that? Right?? Hahaha I'm sure there is ALOT more I have to learn about this type of fishing.
So if any raiders have any advice regarding catching Tuna or Marlin, particularly at SWR I would be really grateful.