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  1. raiders we now have gamefishing lure packs in stock ready for xmas 6 pack;;;6x 6inch pushers fully rigged single hook $40.00 free postage the close up pic is my fav.lure 10 pack;;;;2x 10 inch $80.00 free postage 2x 8 inch 4x 6 inch all fully rigged with 2 hook setup any questions just ring on 0438264377 cheers gary
  2. Did a combo for a change, did a couple of drops over Browns first. We got a Red Rock Cod and a Belt Fish, looks like hairtail. Are they any good to eat? We had a monster fish on the last drop but it busted us off about half way up. Heard a few small YFT and Albacore caught on the radio NE of Browns. A couple of boats radioed and said they caught them jigging. Water over Browns was green so we fanged it NE and found a temp break and better water about 6NM from the mountain. Chucked the lures in there and got an Albacore almost straight away. We hooked a 2nd while pulling in the first, it took a sinking lure. Got another on the lure behind the camera. Trolled for a little while longer and headed back, had way more than enough fish on-board. Biggest around 20lb. Video:
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Scent Blazer Lures Tuna pack Sale! With reports of record numbers and sized Bluefin Tuna down south it wont be long before they make their way up the east coast to NSW!! We thought we would rig a heap of Tuna Lure packs and have a sale! Put in your Fishraider promotional code and receive 10% off the final price!! Promotional code: sportfisherman Rigged Tuna Pack Pack includes 5 completely rigged lures for one low price. This spread is designed for all types of Tuna like Southern Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Bonito, Albacore, Bigeye Tuna,Longtail Tuna and and Skipjack Tuna. Check how these lure work on Tuna!! Tight Lines Andrew SBC
  6. Having had such terrible weather over the past week what looked like a window of weather opened so out we went looking for a few dollies and even a marlin but that window slammed shut while we were out there and made it a little rough but was still fishable. Picking Up the Crew, What a beautiful harbour even in ordinary conditions! As we got to north head we were greeted by a big run out tide which made getting out a little bumpy and lumpy but when we passed that section and were clear of the port it calmed down slightly but was still a little lumpy. We had a new technique to try and today would be perfect, high speed trolling!!How many times do you simply travel out to the ‘fishing grounds’ at 20-25knots? How many fish do you think you are passing over fish? What if the fish were in close and you drove straight past them? These were all the questions we were asking others and ourselves… Most game fish, whether it is Tuna, Dolphinfish or Marlin can catch a lure at 12-15 knots! So we decided to heavily rig a few Scent Blazer Bullet heads with double chambers loaded with sinkers/weights and the addition of a trolling sinker in front of the leader. Whilst we weight our lures by filling the chamber with weights, we also add a weight in front of the leader to help it stay down at high speeds, 12-15knots! This technique works a treat as you never really know where the fish or bait will be, they could be in close, they could be out wide! Temp breaks are another factor in the reason why we troll at these speeds.We troll around looking for bait, temp breaks or even flotsam and jetsam (floating debris) then just slow down to 6-8 knots and drag the lures past, if we hook up we continue fishing the area if not we pick up the speed and off we go again, searching for fish or bait! Adding an extra chamber to our Scent Blazers allows us the room to add more weight to the lures which will help us in these rough conditions This technique is great when you don’t really know where the fish are holding but also saves the time in putting the lures out and bringing them back in. your simply fishing the whole way out to where you think the fish are, it might take an extra 25 minutes to get out but also might just saving you going out there for nothing and catch the fish in close. So after loading the lures with pilchards, mackerel and striped tuna we put them in the water just inside north head and headed to the Sydney FAD at 14knots. The water temp was 23.4 but we were greeted by a stiff nor’easter of 25-30 knots and a short and sharp swell of about 1m at 7seconds. This didn’t affect the heavily weighted Scent Blazers as they were swimming nicely in our wake. Preparing and baiting up our high speed trolling spreads, notice the bullet heads. this will help by adding little resistance while trolling at high speed. The water inside the 100m mark was an odd shade of green and lifeless, as we approached the Sydney FAD the current was pushing the right way North to South but was filthy, as we already had the lures out (benefit of high speed trolling) we slowed down to 8 knots and did a few passes, with no joy we made the decision to run up to the Manly Hydraulics buoy. As we headed nor east the water colour lightened up from the horrible green to a shade of aqua then around the buoy, Blue!! The Wave Rider buoy a little hard to see under all the chop and swell, but was holding fish none the less With the buoy in sight we slowed down and dragged the lure past the buoy, the first pass saw a hook up on a small dollie, which was soon released. The second pass didn’t see us hook up, being so rough it made surface strikes a no show. The first fish of the day, a nice Dolphin Fish caught on one of the weighted Scent Blazers (Nano bullet head in a Sardine patten) The dolphin fish were sitting deep so the weighting of the lures and slowing down allowing the lures to sink did the trick. As we high speed trolled our spread nor east the water rapidly dropped to 22.0 and the sky became overcast but looked fishy with birds working the area and the odd bait flicker on the surface we added LED’s to the head of some of the lures to make them more visible then continued to work the area eventually coming across a floating drum which was holding dollies!! We have added some LED lights to the head of our lures to help them stand out as the weather was becoming overcast and rougher The first pass was made at 14knots, which resulted in a hook up on the long rigger, the lure was a Scent Blazer Small bullet head weighted with sinkers and loaded with bait and an LED in the head of the lure!! Shortly after a legal dolphin fish was brought over the side, we continued to work the floating drum at high speed and convert each pass into a fish. Weighting your lures and trolling subsurface can be the difference between catching fish or not!! This Dolphin fish fell the a Scent Blazer Nano loaded with bait, weight and LEDs Soon after the weather increased and the fish were sitting deeper so a change in tactic was in order, we’d pass the drum then pull the boat out of gear for a few seconds allowing the lure to sink then we would take off and pull the lures away. This seemed to work and we got a few more before then shut down. With the weather increasing to a tad bit uncomfortable we decided to work bigger lures across the shelf towards Sydney heads. Before we swapped a few lures in the spread we added LED lights to them to help make them visible in the quickly fading light. We added blue LED’s to the purple stiripy coloured lures to imitate the blue/purple colours stripies display. ​Imitating fleeing baitfish is one of the important things to look for in a lure, thats why Scent Blazers catch more fish as the give you the ability to imitate a bait fish right down to the important details of colour and smell. The LEDs in this Scent Blazer imitate the colours of a striped Tuna With no joy we trolled the lures to the dirty water and through it for zeros, I personally don’t blame the fish for being scarce as it was pretty awful on the surface. As we were pulling the lures in you could clearly see the lures with lights in them in our spread. I guess that’s the good thing about Scent Blazers, they are so versatile you can use them in any condition and still catch fish!! Having a wide range of lures and a game plan will see you succeed in catching fish. These Scent Blazers actually look and taste like the baitfish they are imitating You can see more pictures and get your Scent Blazers at Until the next bite... Tight Lines Andrew SBC
  7. After running up to Port last week and being greeted by green water and strong northerlies and receiving very poor marlin reports, we put the boat in its pen and made the decision to come back to Sydney. The weekend blew out but the Scent Blazer Crew got out and caught a few dollies. So yesterday with the weather predicted to ease we got the boat and crew together to head wide in search of Mr. Marlin, after refueling and rounding north head we were greeted with green dirty water that was 21.4 degrees and a southerly that kicked up the current running down the hill. After looking at the Sea Surface Charts I could see a little head of current just north of Sydney on the shelf so our plan was to fish the break in hope of a beakie. Listening to the radio, the chatter was to a minimal with boats out near Heaton’s and Browns finding good temps, green water and no bait so I pointed the bow northeast to the water we found on the charts. As we got closer to the predicted marks the water warmed and cleared to a nicer shade of blue. The temp rose from 21.4 to 24.0 with lots of little breaks of 0.5-degree changes. But our first stop was the Manly Hydraulics Buoy we were greeted by heaps of small dollies and many striped tuna. With the weather very gloomy and overcast we decided to add little LED lights to the head of the lures and bait in the chambers of our Nano’s, which was the key to our success!! All the lures that had bait and lights in them were catching all the fish; the lures were visible to the fish and us as they stood out looking down from the bridge. It’s just another great feature of Scent Blazer’s. After catching half a dozen dollies on Scent Blazer Nano’s they turned off but we could still see them on the trollcam following the lures. A few more passes for zeros we switched the lures to a large spread of lures from Smalls to Large in search of a billfish. We loaded the lures and teasers with some striped tuna we had caught earlier; this was the key to our afternoon’s success!! Watching the trollingcam like a hawk, we drove over a school of small stripies, only to see a marlin come up on the Large Slant Head in skipjack pattern and crash it!! What a sight!! It was a big fish; he crashed the short corner and took off only to spit the hooks. Ah well so we kept working the area in hope of raising the fish again and 10mins later we had a striped Marlin on the long rigger, a Small Purple frigate in a smoker head and caught on troll cam, absolutely insane to see the fish on the screen eat your lure!! It was only a small fish but he put up a great show and was good to find fish considering no other boats raised a fish, maybe Scent Blazer is the secret!! After playing with him around the boat the hooks just fell out of his tiny mouth. Was a great arvo, this saw us catching dolphin fish and striped tuna into the dark because the lures were lit up with LED’s. Here is a tip: when you catch a lot of stripies and there are a lot of strpies in the area, cut one up and fill your lures and teasers with the stripy. There’s a good chance that the marlin will be eating the stripies so simply match the hatch!! Video - TrollCam Footage Video - HowTo rig for marlin Photos - TrollCam Images Photos - Surface Images Fully Story Untill the next bite, Tight Lines Andrew SBC