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  1. When I was a boy we used knots, no more. Now I love crimps for all our lure rigging needs. Double crimps are made from brass, aluminium and copper. The double crimps below are made from copper. Strong and easy to use. Whats your view on crimp use?
  2. Had 2 trips in the last couple of weeks, Dolphin Fish and Stripped Tuna, at least 12 fish each time out most around 70-90 cm. We keep around 4-5 dollies for dinner and release the rest, we are not out there to F*cK it up for everyone so we always let most of our fish go. One of the days was horrible, 2-3m swell, 20kt plus winds, raining, but we still managed to pull fish and it did calm down later in the afternoon. All the fish we kept had their stomachs full of Garfish and small Squid. So logically we filled our lures with Garfish and Squid and those lures got hit more than the others, go figure huh. Also the red/black lures look like a small squid so that worked particular well on the Striped Tuna.The lures with lights in them seemed to get hit more on the overcast days We haven’t seen any Marlin in our last couple outings and the underwater cameras confirms no Marlin up on our spread, they don’t always appear on the surface you know. Anyway, about 5.30pm about 4 NM, NE from Sydney Heads, we spot something harassing a whole bunch of small flying fish and garfish that were showering the surface to get away from whatever it was. Hoping it was a Marlin, I drove the boat so that the long rigger lure would pass over the top of it. The lure got the fish’s attention and I could just see a fin following the lure. It was bit overcast and late afternoon so it was hard to make out what it was. I was thinking it was a Marlin or a really big Dollie. The rigger clip cracked open and the 24kg rod keeled over with the line screaming off, so I gave the boat a bit of a gentle squirt to set the hook. I saw something jump out in the distance and I got a glimpse of a white underbelly, so I was still thinking a small Black Marlin. Reeling it in, it had a bit of weight around 40kg I guessed, it went for the occasional run and the runs where headed towards the surface as if it wanted to breach just a like marlin. So I was still thinking it was a marlin. As it got closer to the boat, I guessed wrong, it was around a 30kg plus Mako Shark on one of our trolling lures. Not a Marlin but still bloody exciting and kind of better, I have landed small beakies before but this is my first Mako Shark on a trolling lure. It was a solid fight even on heavy tackle. We took some photos, videos, then cut the hook off and let it go. We got it on one of our Small Ballyhoo Slant Head lure filled with Garfish and fresh Stripped Tuna inside the bait chamber. We might have got a bit of the fight on our underwater line camera, will be checking our camera in the next couple days, fingers crossed we got it. There are a few videos on the way, solo marlin caught, we got another one of a dolphin fish than we ran into a fish trap which is pretty interesting, and now the shark footage. Pretty busy ATM with my real job so I will post them up just whenever we get time. If want to try our lures then go to www.scentblazer.com. Lure packs are ok value and we deliver within 2-3 days to Australian customers. Put it this way one of lure packs are about the same price as one lure from a tackle shop in Sydney. Have a good one Peter - SB Lures
  3. Hey Raiders, We got out there twice in the last couple of weeks. Landed around 8 Dolphin Fish each day, a couple of Skipjack Tuna and 2 Marlin hook-ups but unfortunately they didn't stick. Dollies are getting nicer, most around 80cm plus now. Daniel (ozzydan) come out with us on one of the trips, unfortunately we didn’t hook any Marlin that day, but we saw a big free jumper late in the afternoon, still it was good fun he was kept pretty busy with hook-ups most the day on dollies and tuna. Big Tony from the marina came out with us on the other trip. We ran our underwater cameras as per usual and we got one of the Marlin hook-ups on camera. We have lots of videos now that we'll get around to posting on YouTube in the next couple of months. Check out the photos of the Dolphin Fish punching above their weight, some small Dollies took some pretty big lures. Saw a massive water spout of there as well. Sydney is in the background in few of the photos so you can see we weren't very far out, around 4 - 7 NM miles out. We got dollies all over, some around the FADs and others just anywhere. There were quite a few times there were schools of Dolphin Fish that were chasing and hitting the spread behind the boat, they literally followed us in patches. If you want to try our lures and teasers, go to www.scentblazer.com.au. Lure packs start from $99.99. Click here to view all the photos. Peter SB - Lures
  4. Admin is pleased to announce Reef Magic Charters and Scent Blazer Lures have signed on for another year with Fishraider. Please welcome back Peter from SCENT BLAZER LURES and Mike Clarkson and Damian from REEF MAGIC CHARTERS. Fishraider is happy to have premium advertisers on our forums and please support these businesses that support our great forum. Regards The Fishraider Administration
  5. Hey all, went off offshore last week, got to Sydney Heads around 1pm. Conditions were ideal, light winds, small swell and overcast, just the way we like it. We were using a couple Scent Blazer trolling lure chains and a few larger lures with pilchards and stripped tuna inside the bait chambers of the lures. Also, because it was overcast at around 5pm we put some lights in a couple of the lures to increase their visibility. We trolled to towards the Whale Fad straight out of from Sydney Heads.We got one Dolphin Fish on the Whale Fad and nothing around Manly Hydraulics, we could see some really small dollies jumping around it. We then trolled directly north about 3 NM from Manly Hydraulics, water was really blue and a warm 23 degrees. We were sounding bait fish all the way out from Sydney Heads. We find that a lot of time when we sounding a lots of bait it’s hard to get the fish to bite because they so well fed, so always have a really small lure out there, 3 inches or less. Eventually we found a fish trap around Long Reef Wide and started hooking up on Dolphin Fish. Not real big all around 60 to 70cm, just legal size. Also they weren’t hitting any of lures on the surface, they were only taking the down rigged lures we had out. We hung around the fish trap for a few hours doing an occasional pass of the trap, hooking up on it and around it as and mainly on the down rigged lures, only one was caught on the surface lure. We caught 7 Dolphin Fish in total and dropped a few fish as well by about 4pm. The barometer then dropped and the fish just seem to shut down almost instantly, so we put out some really small lures out to try and get them back on the bite. We persisted for about another hour and started trolling back towards Sydney Heads. It was really overcast and coming into evening so it was really dim, so we decided to put some LED lights in a couple of the lures. Not long after we hooked another Dollie on the lit up lure, we got it on the camera as well. We arrived at North Head at about 6.30 pm and hooked nice Bonito about 200 metres from headline. Not a bad fish around 5-6 lb I’m guessing. All in all a good day out, nothing big but we got lots of ratchets going off which is always fun. Also have a look at some our underwater pics of the Dolphin taking our lures, most of the time they bite and attack the middle of the lure. I am thinking about putting the hooks further inside the skirt, not outside skirt. Most other lure manufacturers seem to the run their hooks right back so the hook completely exposed outside the skirt. I have been following their lead. I am not sure anymore if that’s the best place to put the hook after looking at our underwater photos. www.scentblazer.com if want to try some of our lures! Peter – SB Lures
  6. Hey all, we went off shore last week for a quick afternoon trolling session. Did our usual route Whale Fad, Manly Hydraulics then we headed North East. We couldn’t find Manly Hydraulicsagain,itmust drift a fair way off its mark at times. Water was really blue and warm just 200 metres off North Head, so we put the lures straight out, the fish could be anywhere in that water. Ran a couple of our Scent Blazer trolling lure chains, a couple of bigger trolling lures and one small pink prototype lure which we are currently calling an“Atom”, it’s only about 3 inches long. We put pilchards and skipjack tuna in the bait chambers of the lures’, we got a skipjackon our last outing that we kept for bait. We were sounding schools of bait the entire trip. Hooked a few a Dolphin fish, between the Whale and Manly Hydraulics on the lures chains, but they kept coming off, so we changed down to smaller trolling lures to try and get a better hook up. I even cut the skirt off one of the lures to make it look smaller and I put a few mismatching beads inside and called it “The FrankenLure”, just a weird looking thing. We finally ended up catching some Dolphin Fish, they were really, really small, 1lb or less. We got around 6 hook-ups in the entire session and landed 3 very small Dolphin Fish. 2 of them were caught on The Franken Lure. We also got another hook-up on the lure down rigged on the Troll Pro but it couldn’t break the rubber band off. That Dolphin Fish looked a little bit bigger. We got to use weaker rubber bands when we down rig on the camera ?. We got excited when we saw a free jumper about 3 miles directly North from Manly Hydraulics around Long Reef Wide, it was about 500 metres in the front of boat. We trolled towards it but no hook-up, it may have been full of small Dolphin Fish. One notable thing we found when we looked at our underwater camera footage this time. Only single Dolphin Fish were coming up on the spread, in the last month or so, there where big schools of Dolphin Fish up on the spread. We also go some underwater footage of a massive school of what looks like some sort of small trigger fish(leatherjacket) while the boat was stopped toreel in a small Dollie. Some of Dolphin fish we have been catching in the last month are sometimes full of small trigger fish, maybe we should use leather jackets fillets inside the lures to match the hatch. Does anyone know what kind of fish they are? Peter – SB Lures
  7. We went offshore Sydney for our mandatory game fish session. Finally a day that wasn’t that rough, maybe because we actually went out a bit earlier before the wind picked up. We caught 8 Dolphin Fish and 1 Yellowtail Kingfish. We high speed trolled to the Whale Fad going about 12-15 knots from Sydney Heads. We got to the Whale Fad at around 11am which had about 6 boats sitting on it throwing lures and baits, couldn't see anyone catching anything, so we trolled straight passed it and went to Manly Hydraulics. That also had about 6 boats around it as well, we trolled past it and got a nice kingie, we didn't see anyone get a hook-up around there, so we decided to just head NE even though we got a fish, we wanted toget away from the other boats. Water had a bit of a greenish tinge, not quite blue, around 22.5 degrees on our NE heading towards the shelf. We started getting dollies just inside the Bait Station. We managed to get some underwater footage of the strikes. We lost a bigger Dolphin Fish that looked like it would have gone 3-4 foot long about 15 metres behind the boat. Also interestingly we hooked a couple of dollies including the biggest one trolling at only 3 knots. We also got a hook up on a sinking lure when we were pulling in another Dolphin Fish. We used a couple 6 inch lure chains, a six inch red/black lure, a 9 inch purple lure and 12 inch pink mackerel coloured lure. We had various baits inside the lure, pilchards, slimeymackerel and tuna. After we got a few dollies we swapped all the lures out to bigger 12 inch lures looking for a marlin or a much bigger Dorado, but no such luck. We also got some Kite-Pro footage and pics, another one of our Go-Pro experiments. Basically we attach a Go Pro onto a kite. We clip the kite to one of our jigging rods and let it fly up,you have to do it heading into the wind for the kite to work properly. Got some good shots, it also helps us work out how far back we need to set our shot gun lures so they are swimming in clear water. From that aerial shot that’s about 10-12 boats lengths for us, which is about 80 metres back. It’s good to get a lure out there in the clear, wash-less water. Often fish like Yellowfin Tuna, Stripped Tuna and even Dolphin Fish are a bit gun shy of the boat and will only hit the lures that are a long way back. The Plug: If you want try Scent Blazer lures and products go to www.scentblazer.com. We also sell other Game Fishing and Fishing accessories, Replacement Skirts, Lure Bags, Hooks, Rigging Sleeves, Teasers, Bait Chambers, etc. Happy fishing, and if you see us out there in our Caribbean 26 give us a yell on channel 22, our call sign is Happy Hooker II. Peter Nice little Yellowtail Kingfish. Scent Blazer Trolling Lures we used. Kingfish on 6" Trolling Lure. Dolphin Fish on camera after a hook-up. Little Dolphin Fish caught on trolling lure chain. Nice Dolphin Fish around 80cm. This little Dolphin Fish took a sinking trolling lure, the boat was stopped when it took the lure. Aerial Go Pro shot, the prop wash on our boat goes back about 10 to 12 boat lengths so we know to set our shot gun lure about 80 metres back to get it into the clear water. Go Pro attached to kite photo. Scent Blazer Store items.
  8. Went for a troll on the 23rd January 2014, 5 of us on-board, we took my friend’s son and my son for their first game fishing trip. Unfortunately the conditions weren’t ideal for their first trip offshore, it was quite lumpy and swelly, so the boat was bobbing around a quite a lot, but the kids to their credit handled it really well. We rounded Sydney Heads around midday and put the lures in straight away. We had 3 Scent Blazer lures chains out as well as an 8 and 12 inch lure for something bigger. We put pilchards inside the bait chambers. Water temp straight of Sydney wasn’t real hot, about 21 degrees. About a mile out we came across dolphins feeding on slimey mackerel, we caught one trolling. Slimey mackerel that is, not a dolphin, LOL! Poor thing couldn’t pull the line out the clip and it was probably on there for a little while before we noticed it. It was dead and its neck was snapped by the time we got it in. Anyway, good fresh bait, so we cut it up and put it inside the bait chamber of some of mackerel coloured lures to match the hatch. We trolled NE towards the Whale Fad, hooked up a on a few small dolphin fish on way. We kept and hooking up dollies around the Whale Fad and then we trolled NE towards Manly Hydraulics, hooking up on the way there as well. More dollies caught around MHFad then we decided to troll NE looking for something bigger and warmer water, warmest water we found was 21.8 and we just kept getting more dollies, they were probably following us. Around 4.30 we started trolling back, on the way back we hooked up on what appeared to be a biggest fish of day. The outrigger clip cracked open and the rod bent over really hardwhile the line was peeling off on the tight drag, the line was singing in the wind under all the tension. Excited, we started clearing the gear. The kids were experts by this stage, helping us wind in all the rods and clearing the other lines out of the water. We left the rod in the holder and the kids had turns winding it in. I was thinking it was a really big dolliebecause it was not budging and kids were struggling to get a wind on it.As it got closer to the boat I saw from the fly bridge it was just a fouled hooked fish. It was hooked in the stomach. Still bloody exciting and a nice fish to end the day, it went around 70cm. We let the kids wind in all the fish on the day and we landed around 15 dollies in total and lost a few as well, most of them were just under size, 5 fish went over 60cm which we kept for dinner, nice little haul and good fun. I am predicting that over the next few months if the dollies continue to hang around in close and the water temp rises in close that the marlin will be in amongst them. So you won’t have to go a long way out to hook a marlin. P.S. we also got some troll cam footage, which I’ll post later. At times there were more than 50 dollies behind the spread. If you want to try our SB lures, you can get a lure pack for $99 + delivery. Happy Fishing Peter Scent Blazer trolling lures we used. First fish of the day trolling, slimey mackerel. Nice little Dollie. Dollies kept coming in all day. Bit bigger Dolphin Fish. They will get bigger over the next few weeks, they grow really quickly. Game fishing school. Lesson 1: Don’t stop winding! Great colours when they get out of the water. Dolphin Fish Galore! Dolphin fish taking a Scent Blazer lure caught on troll pro. Lots of dollies behind the lure before striking the lure.
  9. Hey Raiders, did another quick afternoon offshore trolling session off Sydney. We shouldn’t have gone out. Most boats were coming in as we headed out, that was our first sign, IT WAS HORRIBLE! But we went anyway with surprising results. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) had the wind forecast at 10-20 knots NE and BOM also says in its forecasts: “that winds maybe up to 40% higher”. Well, it was at least 40% higher. Driving the boat from the downstairs station there were a few occasions when waves came crashing over the bow which covered the entire windscreen with water and I was seriously thinking of heading back. It was like a rough weather scene from the Deadest Catch at times. Only 2 us of on-board and we anticipated it being a bit rough but we really wanted to use our Troll Pro to get some underwater footage. So we setup our lures and the Troll Pro while still inside Sydney Harbour where it was calm. It’s just too hard to setup the Troll Pro when it’s really rough off shore, the most important thing when setting up the underwater camera is make sure the lures right over the camera. Positioning is everything. So we literally started trolling and filming from inside Sydney Harbour where the gear was easier to setup. We got to North Head at around 3.30 and f*$K it was rough when we rounded the headland. We did our usual thing, had out 2 lure chains out and 2 bigger lures, a 9 and 12 inch lure for something bigger. We put pilchards inside the bait chambers of the trolling lures to give them their nice fishy scent to get that aggressive strike on the lures. We also ran a small lure that was down-rigged a few feet directly behind our Troll Pro so we could film close-up strike action, that lure was crammed with pilchards inside as well. We started trolling NE towards the Whale Fad, about half way there way we hooked up on a small Dolphin Fish. Our plan was when we hooked up we would do a slow turn to point the boat downwind and the land the fish while the boat was heading slowly downwind. That keeps the remaining lines and camera in water straight. Otherwise the camera and lures could easily turn in a big mess if the boat drifted back over the gear. With only 2 of on-board keeping the gear clear and untangled in the rough conditions was critical. More dollies, we got a nice one around 70-80 cm on the lure that was down-rigged on the Troll Pro (footage to come). We passed the Whale Fad and just kept hooking up, then kept trolling NE towards the Manly Hydraulics Fad and we just kept picking up more Dolphin Fish along the way. The Manly Hydraulics Buoy was a long way off its usual GPS coordinates and we had trouble finding it. When we eventually found it there was a rope about 10 metres long hanging off it that we almost ran over with our props, which is the last thing you want to happen especially in rough weather, so dangerous. I am assuming some f*$Kwit had tied off on it and left the rope on it. This is friendly warning if we ever see anyone tied off to any of the Sydney FADs, we will ram them first and ask questions later ? Water temp was 22 degrees straight out of Sydney Heads and went as high as 23 degrees around Manly Hydraulics and the water was really blue, very fishy. At around 6pm we decided to start trolling back and enjoy the soft ride going downwind back into Sydney Harbour. At that point we pulled up the Troll Pro and the lure rigged to it for a quick check. The lure was gone, I assumed the trace got tangled around the camera line and didn’t release when a fish grabbed it. We don’t know what took the lure and we were excited about going through the footage to find out. We’ll keep you posted, stay tuned for pics and video when we find what it was. We also have this another Go Pro rig that we made up ourselves that we call “Line Pro” basically it’s a Go Pro with 2 snap swivels that you can attach to your line the after you hook a fish. The camera then slides down towards the fish like a zip line. Just as a test I clipped our "Line Pro" to the rod on the outrigger, so the camera was just above water filming the lure as it was swimming along. It was literally 3 metres behind the boat. About 2 mins later a Striped Marlin came up and grabbed the lure. Unbelievable, the Marlin hit lure, but the weight of the Go Pro as the boat rocked basically pulled the lure out its mouth. We checked the Go Pro footage and we got the footage on the camera. It happened so quickly but we have shots of the lure in the Marlin’s mouth underwater. We got about 6 frames in total. It got away, but still so bloody exciting. The Marlin hook-up was only about 2 miles NE from North Head. So they’re out there and really close, probably feeding on the small dolphin fish and the tonnes of slimey mackerel in close. We’ll post the footage and photos on here in the next day or so once we process our cameras. Hope you can get out there, the beakies are in real close and there are dollies everywhere. Happy Fishing Raiders? Peter Scent Blazer trolling lure chains and the 9 and 12 inch lures we used. Put Pilchards/Sardines in the chamber. A small MahiMahi to start off the session. You can see how rough the conditions were. Nice Dolphin Fish. The Dolphin Fish kept coming... And coming... Dolphinfish on a scent blazer lure chain. The 6" Pink Trolling Lure that went missing from behind the camera. We are going through the Troll Pro footage to find out what it was. Go Pro shot of the Marlin that took the lure a few metres behind the boat. The Go Pro was literally attached to the main line just above the trace. The marlin grabbed the lure and swam down with the lure in its mouth. Another go pro shot of the marlin. The hook-up was only about 2 miles NE of Sydney Heads. The Marlin are in real close.
  10. Hey Raiders, James Ibrahim used our Scent Blazer trolling lures in Samoa on a recent trip. The Scent Blazer lure that he used out-fished the other trolling lures in the spread by a long way. James wrote us a great report and sent over some pics. He used the lures the exactly the way they were meant to be used with the bait chambers full of bait so the lures tasted and smelled like a real bait fish. In his report he mentioned that he caught a fish cut it open, took out its stomach content which was small fish and placed it inside the bait chamber of the trolling lure. That’s perfect James, that’s exactly what we do, that way you are 100% matching the hatch and pelagic fish in the area will aggressively take the lures because the lures contains the actual fish type the fish are feeding on. He also mentioned that the lure was still catching fish even after the skirt had been mangled by the toothy fish he had caught which says a lot about the value of having bait inside the lure. Read the full article and view the pictures at: http://www.scentblazer.com/MyScentBlazer/News/2014ScentBlazerNews/SamoanWaters.aspx Link to the lure he used: http://www.scentblazer.com/ProductStore/tabid/292/CatID/130/Default.aspx Happy fishing! Peter Scent Blazer Lures
  11. Flatties and Trevally, too rough for trolling even for us! Hey Raiders, Went out on Tuesday 7, 2014 for a trolling session. Got to Sydney heads and decided not to go out, it was just too rough. It would have been too uncomfortable, it was a horrible short, bouncy swell and chop. So we decided to stay in the harbour and fish for a couple of hours. We fished the Dunny Rolls at Manly as I call them in around 6-8 metres of water. Got 2 Trevally that went around 3lb each, a flattie about 3lb and another bigger flattie that went around 10lb which we let go. We got a few snapper up to a pound and small flounder that we released as well. All the fish were caught on pilchards. If you are heading out game fishing soon and you would like to try Scent Blazer Lures you can get a 5 lure rigged pack which is ideal for Dolphin Fish and Small Marlin for only $99.99. Happyhook ups for 2014 Raiders! Peter Scent Blazer Crew Port Jackson - Sydney Harbour Trevally Peter with Trevally. Trevally hookup off the bottom sand flats. Platycephalidae or Flathead hookup Sydney Harbour Australia. Good looking flathead or Platycephalidae. Catch and release flathead. Flathead making it's catch and release get away. It will tell the rest of the flathead down there it was abducted by aliens.
  12. 1st trolling session of 2014, Kingies, Dollies, Marlin Strike – Sydney Offshore Hey Raiders, Happy New Year. First game fishing session of 2014, 3-1-2014 and we're off to good start. We arrived at Sydney Heads around 3pm and as you might have guessed by now we don't get up early, we sleep in and fish afternoons. Water was a little choppy and only a small swell. Nice blue water around 22 degrees was only about half a mile out, so we put our lures in. Our spread consisted of four 6 inch Scent Blazer Nano Lure chains and one larger 10 inch purple lure for a marlin or something that’s interested in a bigger lure. The lures chains have been working really well, they look like small bait fish schools and get the fish biting, so why change. We trolled north east towards the Whale FAD, when we got there, there were 2 boats casting lures around it so we kept a wide berth and just kept trolling NE. About 30 minutes later about half a mile from Manly Hydraulics we hooked up on nice Kingie, which went around 15-18lb. Kept trolling around the area and kept picking up kingies, all different sizes, 6lb, 4lb, 2lb and one small Dolphin Fish as well. It went quiet for a little while before a sprinkler (Stripped Marlin) showed up behind of the one lure chains, we hooked up and it peeled about 200 metres of line off before settling down. Only 2 of us on-board so I left the rod in the holder and I cleared the gear to get ready to back down on it, by the time gear was cleared unfortunately it had thrown the hook, still its bloody exciting. Just a tip, even if you are trying to target big fish I would always run a small lure somewhere in your spread. In the last few weeks every fish we kept had its stomach full of pilchards and small slimey mackerel, I am guessing the Marlin would be feeding on those baits at times as well. Quite often Marlin will take the smallest lure in the spread. Think about it, if you are hungry you going eat a big meal if you are not you will have a snack. You don’t know what each fish out there has just eaten, it could be full or famished. We kept trolling a little while longer around the area then started trolling back towards Sydney Heads, we got 2 small dolphin fish on the way back. One was hooked only about 1 mile from Sydney Heads. Have a successful 2014 of fishing and if you would like to try Scent Blazer Lures for yourself you can get a 5 lure rigged pack which is ideal for Dolphin Fish and Small Marlin for only $99.99. Happy hook ups for 2014 Raiders! Peter Scent Blazer Lures Leaving Sydney Harbour for afternoon trolling session. Trolling lures we used. We’ve been running Scent Blazer trolling lure chains with great success. They look like a small school of bait fish and the pelagic fish have been striking them like crazy. Put pilchards inside the stinger lure of the trolling lure chain to make the stinger the most appetising of the 3 lures in the chain. Nice Yellowtail kingfish for the first fish of the day. Another nice kingie. Kingie caught on Scent Blazer trolling lure chain. Even the really small kingies couldn’t resist our Scent Blazer lures. Caught a couple of Dolphin Fish during our trolling session as well, only small but still fun to hook.
  13. 1st trolling session of 2014, Kingies, Dollies, Marlin Strike – Sydney Offshore Hey Raiders, Happy New Year. First game fishing session of 2014, 3-1-2014 and we're off to good start. Arrived at Sydney Heads around 3pm and as you might have guessed by now we don't get up early, we sleep in and fish the afternoons. Water was a little choppy and only a small swell. Nice blue water around 22 degrees was only about half a mile out, so we put our lures straight in. Our spread consisted of four 6 inch Scent Blazer Nano Lure chains and one larger 10 inch purple lure for a marlin or something that’s interested in a bigger lure. The lures chains have been working really well, they look like small bait fish schools and get the fish biting, so why change. We headed north east towards the Whale FAD, when we got there, there were 2 boats casting lures around it so we kept a wide berth and just kept trolling NE. About 30 minutes later about half a mile from Manly Hydraulics we hooked up on nice Kingie, which went around 15-18lb. Kept trolling around the area and kept picking up kingies, all different sizes, 6lb, 4lb, 2lb and one small Dolphin Fish as well. It went quiet for a little while before a sprinkler (Stripped Marlin) showed up behind of the one lure chains, we hooked up and it peeled about 200 metres of line off before settling down. Only 2 of us on-board so I left the rod in the holder and I cleared the gear to get ready to back down on it, by the time gear was cleared unfortunately it had thrown the hook, still its bloody exciting. Just a tip, even if you trying to target big fish I would always run a small lure somewhere in your spread. In the last few weeks every fish we kept had it's stomach full of pilchards and small slimey mackerel, I am guessing the Marlin would be feeding on those baits at times as well. Quite often Marlin will take the smallest lure in the spread. Think about it, if you are hungry you going eat a big meal if you are not you will have a snack. You don’t know what the fish out have been eating, they could be full or famished. We kept trolling a little while longer and started trolling back towards Sydney Heads, we got 2 small dolphin fish on the way back. One was hooked only about 1 mile from Sydney Heads. Have a successful 2014 of fishing and if you would like to try Scent Blazer Lures for yourself you can get a 5 lure rigged pack which is ideal for Dolphin Fish and Small Marlin for only $99.99. Happyhook ups for 2014 Raiders! Peter Scent Blazer Lures Leaving Sydney Harbour for a afternoon trolling session. Lures we used. We’ve been running Scent Blazer trolling lure chains with great success. They look like a small school of bait fish, the pelagic having been striking them like crazy. Put pilchards inside the stinger lure of the trolling lure chain to make the stinger the most appetising of the 3 lures in the chain. Nice Yellowtail kingfish for the first fish of the day. Another nice kingie. Kingie caught on Scent Blazer trolling lure chain. Even the really small kingies couldn’t resist our Scent Blazer lures. Caught a couple of Dolphin Fish during our trolling session as well, only small but they always fun to catch.
  14. Hey Raiders, Couldn't resist one last afternoon trolling session for 2013, 30-12-2013. We arrived at Sydney Heads around 3pm. Water was pretty choppy with about 1.5-2 meter swell. Not great, but f*@k it, it wasn’t going to stop us. Water was really blue and around 21.5 degrees about half a mile out from Sydney Heads so put the lures in straight away and started trolling directly east. Our spread consisted of 6 inch and 8 inch Scent Blazer trolling lures loaded with pilchards inside the bait chamber to give them our trademark fishy taste! In our spread we ran 3 lure chains pretty close together so they look like small bait fish school and not very far behind the boat, around 15-20 meters back. First hook up on a small Dolphin fish in about 40 meters of water, only about 1 mile east from Sydney Heads. We kept trolling east into 100 meters of water and kept hooking up all the way. There were couple of double headers and one triple header on Dolphin Fish. The fish weren't very big, around 2-3lb average. We kept 2 fish around 5lb which were the biggest of the day The lure chains we used which consisted of 3 Scent Blazer Nano lures with pilchards loaded inside the bait chamber of the stinger lure. The Dolphin Fish were smashing them, we couldn’t keep them off the lures chains. An engine died on us on the way back so we limped back at 9 knots, we kept 2 lure chains all the way back and hooked nice sized tailor in Sydney Heads and another smaller one under the Harbour Bridge. Hope 2013 was good fishing year for everyone and if you would like to try Scent Blazer Lures for yourself you can get a 5 lure rigged pack which is ideal for Dolphin Fish and Small Marlin for only $99.99. Happy hook ups for 2014 Raiders! Peter Scent Blazer Lures Pretty rough, but it wasn’t going stop us! Lure chains, only put bait inside the stinger trolling lure, that’s the one you want the fish to strike, the other lures are there to make it look like a small school of bait fish. Double hook up on El Dorado! Multiple hook ups on Dolphin Fish the order of the day. 5lb Dolphin Fish. Found small whole pilchards inside the stomach of the Dolphin Fish we caught. We cut it up and put it inside the bait chamber of the Scent Blazer lures, can’t match the hatch any better than that. Tailor caught trolling at Sydney Heads.
  15. Hey Fishraiders, Headed out for a late afternoon trolling session yesterday of Sydney, 27-12-1013. Fuelled up and arrived at Sydney Heads around 4pm. Water was bit choppy but not much swell. We found 22 degree blue water about half a mile from Sydney Heads so we decided put the lures in straight away and started trolling directly east. Our spread consisted of 6 inch and 8 inch Scent Blazer trolling lures loaded with pilchards inside the bait chamber to give them that nice fishy taste?! Our first hook up on a small Dolphin fish in about 80 meters of waters running directly east from Sydney Heads. So we keep trolling east into 100 meters of water and kept hooking up on Dolphin fish. The biggest fish going about 15lb, a couple around 6lb and lots of smaller ones. A small kingie came in as well, about 2lb. Great quick fix afternoon trolling session and the Dollies taste great on the BBQ. We got fish on all the lures in our spread, but the most effect was a lure chain of three 6 inch Scent Blazer Nano Trolling lures which we ran in the corner. We put pilchards inside the bait chamber of the stinger lure, so the stringer is the most appealing (tasty) of the 3 lures in the chain. Having the 3 lure chain made it look like more small school of bait fish which is why the lure chain got hit the most and having the bait in the stinger lure made the lure with the hook in it irresistible. If you want to try to Scent Blazer Lures get a 5 lure rigged pack which is ideal for Dolphin Fish and Small Marlin to get you started for only $99.99. Happy fishing radiers! Peter Scent Blazer Lures 15lb Dolphin Fish caught Scent Blazer 6” Nano Trolling Lure loaded with pilchards in the bait chamber. Only place bait inside the stinger lure of the trolling lure chain because that’s one you want the fish the strike at. Brilliant colors in the water. Nice little “Dorado” as they say in Mexico. Small Yellowtail Kingfish caught trolling on a Scent Blazer Nano Lure.
  16. No thats Friday the 18th! The day started at 10:30 with a soft ride out of Sydney Harbour (Port Jackson). The water in the harbour was a light blue and clean. We rigged our Scent Blazer lures with bait, and with a nice backdrop and blue skies we were then ready to start trolling. We shot out of the heads and headed south east with Browns Mt mapped and marked on the GPS with 20 degrees water temperature. We trolled at high speed with a heavy weighted Scent Blazer bullet head lure and just at the Australian shelf slowed down to set a full spread of trolling lures and teasers. Kept pushing past Browns Mt south east and found a temperature change to 22 degrees and came across a large flock of Petrel. DMS S 34:04:6.907 E 151:40:25.545 Decimal -34.068585 151.673762 The Petrel were in a flock of around 800 birds in a large band from north west to a stream of birds running south east. We did see large schools of fish, some just breaking the surface. We couldn't identify the species - this made us all very sad... moving on. We trolled for quite some time with no hookups, we tried everything. Swapping lures, changing teasers etc, not a thing, just a lot of birds and fish in deep water. Just before Browns heading north west on our way back we did have a notable occurrence. Our shot gun got smashed. It was quick and very big and heavy. The line broke only a few metres off the rod tip. We didn't see very much, but we did hear the rods recoiling and hitting the radar case with a large smack sound and a scarred radar case. Maybe the drag of just a very big thing in the water. Well now that thing has a small Scent Blazer lure and a hook with 90 meters of good line stuck in it, Oops. We did note looking back to Sydney that the bushfires were making the sky look very red. Gave a nice golden glow to the water. Note: 25% discount for all Fishraider Members. Promotional Code: fishraider Thank you for supporting an Australian Company and products.
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  18. Scent Blazer Crew Hey all, the Scent Blazer crew minus Andrew headed out for a Sydney offshore sessionon Wednesday at around 12.30pm. We took a Dolphin newbie, Adam, along for the ride. Andrew was in Port Stephens fishing. Andrew reported the waters off Port Stephens were muddy and no one has been catching anything up there at the moment, so he struck out up there. We headed North from Sydney heads to the Manly Hydraulics Buoy. The water around the buoy was somewhat greenish but a warm 23.5, so we trolled a couple of small Scent Blazer lures around it hoping to pick up some dolphin fish. We did a few passes and got nothing, sowe continued NE about 10NM towards the shelf looking for blue water. About 4NM inside the shelf the water got bluer and we started trolling. We continued towards the shelf and the water gradually become even bluer the further out we went. We saw many patches of krill in the water, which is a good sign. Hooked up on a small Striped Tuna just inside the shelf. We got the newbie Adam to reel it in, his form was terrible and he lost it near the boat. About 2 miles NE of the Bait Station we spotted a couple of fish traps. We trolled about 40 metres away from them. Unbelievable, the amount of rope they had on their buoys was way too long, it was floating along the surface, we ended up running over it,and it got caught around the legs of the boat. Stopped the boat, got the boat hook out and had to cut the trap off and re-tie it. Really dangerous. If a boat ran over that ropeat speed, it would cause a hell of a lot of damage not to mention risk to people’s lives. If it wereearly morning or late afternoon, you would not even see it. So here is a tip, if you see a trap keep a good distance from it until you can establish where the ropes are and how much excess rope they have floating around. We hooked a Dolphin fish when we were pulling one of the Scent Blazer lures in. Adam lost that one near the boat as well. We kept trolling around the trap keeping a good distance from it and we hooked a few small Dolphin fish that Adam lost again. Finally, Adam landed a Dolphin fish, which was lucky because at that stage we were going to throw him overboard. Just kidding Adam. We spotted another fish trap a bit further out, this time we kept our distance, at least 60 to 70 metres away from it. Guess what? That rope was just as long or longer. We ran over that one as well. We stopped the engines. My first instinct was to cut it off, but we thought we would do the right thing and try to push the rope off the legs with the boat hook. We got it off, but by this stage our teaser cord was caught around one of the prop legs and the lines become tangled in all the chaos of freeing the fish trap. We couldn’t start the boat until the teaser cord was cleared, too risky, andwe couldn’t get it off with the boat hook from the marlin board, so out came the diving mask and we had to jump in to get it off. Lucky the water was warm and there were no sharks. What a day so far. After all that we had a break , had a cigarette, a drink and just pondered for half an hour, talking about all shit that had transpired so far. Next time we won’t muck around, we will just cut it off. Not giving upeasily, we cut off the tangled line, re- rigged, put the trolling lures and teasers back out and started trolling back towards Sydney. Between about 6 and 7pm, we got about five more strikes, a Dolphin Fish and two Striped Tuna all of which Adam pulled in. He was getting better! We lost two bigger fish but we got footage of one of the fish on the troll cam, we willgo over the footage to see what it was. We got a fair bit of footage on the troll cam at least of fish striking the lures. So we will post that up here over the next few days. We also got some great footage of about 50 small Dolphin Fish swimming behind the trolling camera at various stages of the afternoon when we were reeling in the fish. We’llpost that up here as well. Despite the dramas we had great day out, we probably would have hooked a lot more Dolphin Fish if we didn’t lose all that time dealing the fish traps ropes, but we still got a few and everyone had a lot of fun. Anyway, lots of Dolphin Fish and Stripped Tuna along the shelf in bluer water. I am sure there aresomeMarlin in amongst those smaller fish as well. I think over the next few days as the water clearsup even more it will get even better, so get out there if you can. Happy fishing and be careful around those fish traps. Peter – SB Lures P.S. we got all the fish on Scent Blazer Nanos ,Sardine and Green Mackerel colours, we put Pilchards inside the lures for bait.