Whos tuna fishing this season?

Southern Bluefin Tuna, Kingies, Marlin and other game fish.
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Re: Whos tuna fishing this season?

Postby smile0784 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:23 pm

cobby wrote:Just bought a Stabicraft 1410 fisher tiller steer? All good, throw in the Tiagras, drive to Portland and blood it with 108kg of sashimi.


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Heard of it but dout it happena



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Re: Whos tuna fishing this season?

Postby smile0784 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:30 pm

scott__henning wrote:
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scott__henning wrote:I’m probably heading to Portland this weekend, will let ya know how we go if we get down there


Did you head down scottie?


Yeah mate was hard work today, we went west and found a few schools but couldn’t get a bite. Later in the day found the other boats 15km SE of the rock with plenty of schoolies busting up, again couldn’t get a bite.

Zero’s for us, interestingly there were at least 5 barrels hooked today.


Bad luck mate.
Good effort for trying

Bugger. Wonder if they were caught

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Re: Whos tuna fishing this season?

Postby Lightningx » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:41 pm

cobby wrote:Just bought a Stabicraft 1410 fisher tiller steer? All good, throw in the Tiagras, drive to Portland and blood it with 108kg of sashimi.


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Wow not bad for a boat that size!

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Re: Whos tuna fishing this season?

Postby cobby » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:07 pm

smile0784 wrote:
cobby wrote:Just bought a Stabicraft 1410 fisher tiller steer? All good, throw in the Tiagras, drive to Portland and blood it with 108kg of sashimi.


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Heard of it but dout it happena


Why? When it's basically a glass out judging by that picture and modern small 4 strokes using 2/5ths of f.a fuel at trolling speed there's nothing stopping a small boat heading offshore with a competent skipper.

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Re: Whos tuna fishing this season?

Postby scott__henning » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:35 pm

cobby wrote:
smile0784 wrote:
cobby wrote:Just bought a Stabicraft 1410 fisher tiller steer? All good, throw in the Tiagras, drive to Portland and blood it with 108kg of sashimi.


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Heard of it but dout it happena


Why? When it's basically a glass out judging by that picture and modern small 4 strokes using 2/5ths of f.a fuel at trolling speed there's nothing stopping a small boat heading offshore with a competent skipper.


Those blokes were pretty keen but yeah it was a total glass out, you could’ve fished offshore in a bathtub today.

They got that fish after a 2h fight and I’m more impressed that they managed to get the fish in the boat without tipping themselves out :rofl:

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Re: Whos tuna fishing this season?

Postby cobby » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:28 pm

Ugly as all hell but they're bloody stable those little stabis



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Re: Whos tuna fishing this season?

Postby smile0784 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:14 pm

cobby wrote:
smile0784 wrote:
cobby wrote:Just bought a Stabicraft 1410 fisher tiller steer? All good, throw in the Tiagras, drive to Portland and blood it with 108kg of sashimi.


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Heard of it but dout it happena


Why? When it's basically a glass out judging by that picture and modern small 4 strokes using 2/5ths of f.a fuel at trolling speed there's nothing stopping a small boat heading offshore with a competent skipper.


Its not all about the fuel.

1. Cos if the fish is big enough in a small boat it could pull you to port mac
2. Chance of weather comes threw fast
3. Boating a fish that size on a small boat could be tricky

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Re: Whos tuna fishing this season?

Postby cobby » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:10 pm

smile0784 wrote:
cobby wrote:
smile0784 wrote:
cobby wrote:Just bought a Stabicraft 1410 fisher tiller steer? All good, throw in the Tiagras, drive to Portland and blood it with 108kg of sashimi.


(not me)



Heard of it but dout it happena


Why? When it's basically a glass out judging by that picture and modern small 4 strokes using 2/5ths of f.a fuel at trolling speed there's nothing stopping a small boat heading offshore with a competent skipper.


Its not all about the fuel.

1. Cos if the fish is big enough in a small boat it could pull you to port mac
2. Chance of weather comes threw fast
3. Boating a fish that size on a small boat could be tricky


Guessing you haven't played with a little stabi or any decent small boat before...
1 no chance of happening. Open boat, chase fish down very quickly fighting from the bow and getting better angles quicker. No matter its size a Tuna can't sustain 50km/h+ over vast distances
2 The likely hood of that happening when it's 3 days straight of picture perfect glass out weather forecast with zero changes or storms is next to nothing.
3 Use the bow roller for leverage, central area minimising risk of tipping. Or just tow it in? Plenty of ways to skin a cat.

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Re: Whos tuna fishing this season?

Postby Wolly Bugger » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:11 pm

scott__henning wrote:
cobby wrote:
smile0784 wrote:
cobby wrote:Just bought a Stabicraft 1410 fisher tiller steer? All good, throw in the Tiagras, drive to Portland and blood it with 108kg of sashimi.


(not me)



Heard of it but dout it happena


Why? When it's basically a glass out judging by that picture and modern small 4 strokes using 2/5ths of f.a fuel at trolling speed there's nothing stopping a small boat heading offshore with a competent skipper.


Those blokes were pretty keen but yeah it was a total glass out, you could’ve fished offshore in a bathtub today.

They got that fish after a 2h fight and I’m more impressed that they managed to get the fish in the boat without tipping themselves out :rofl:


At the boat wash in Portland, got talking to a bloke who swapped boats to give a single fisherman a hand to land his barre. He was fishing solo in a 4.5 metre tinnie and hooked a barrel, this other bloke hopped his boat to give this guy a hand driving his boat for about 2 hours until he landed a tuna eztimated weight 120kg.

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Re: Whos tuna fishing this season?

Postby smile0784 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:17 pm

Wolly Bugger wrote:
scott__henning wrote:
cobby wrote:
smile0784 wrote:
cobby wrote:Just bought a Stabicraft 1410 fisher tiller steer? All good, throw in the Tiagras, drive to Portland and blood it with 108kg of sashimi.


(not me)



Heard of it but dout it happena


Why? When it's basically a glass out judging by that picture and modern small 4 strokes using 2/5ths of f.a fuel at trolling speed there's nothing stopping a small boat heading offshore with a competent skipper.


Those blokes were pretty keen but yeah it was a total glass out, you could’ve fished offshore in a bathtub today.

They got that fish after a 2h fight and I’m more impressed that they managed to get the fish in the boat without tipping themselves out :rofl:


At the boat wash in Portland, got talking to a bloke who swapped boats to give a single fisherman a hand to land his barre. He was fishing solo in a 4.5 metre tinnie and hooked a barrel, this other bloke hopped his boat to give this guy a hand driving his boat for about 2 hours until he landed a tuna eztimated weight 120kg.


Good effort



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