Whos tuna fishing this season?

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Re: Whos tuna fishing this season?

Postby Lightningx » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:53 pm

Wolly Bugger wrote:
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cobby wrote:
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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.

That’s a very nice tuna. Bet the guy was stoked!



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Re: Whos tuna fishing this season?

Postby 4liters » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:55 am

Did port mac on Saturday, got donuts; Portland on Sunday, got donuts although there was a little more life out there. Almost 60km of paddling for zero fish
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.

You might have passed us on Sunday, did you see a couple of yaks in 40m or so SE of the rock on your way back in?
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Re: Whos tuna fishing this season?

Postby scott__henning » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:04 am

4liters wrote:Did port mac on Saturday, got donuts; Portland on Sunday, got donuts although there was a little more life out there. Almost 60km of paddling for zero fish
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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.

You might have passed us on Sunday, did you see a couple of yaks in 40m or so SE of the rock on your way back in?


That I did, you blokes are keen that was a fair paddle out!

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Re: Whos tuna fishing this season?

Postby smile0784 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:22 am

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Re: Whos tuna fishing this season?

Postby Mattblack » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:19 am

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

They are an acquired taste....they are the Schwarzenegger of the boating world...chiselled good looks & love a bit of roughhousing

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Re: Whos tuna fishing this season?

Postby Lightningx » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:21 am

Lol nice way of putting it.



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Re: Whos tuna fishing this season?

Postby CarlG » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:43 pm

Be a few weeks down the track for us I reckon.
Absolutely gunning to get down there, been watching the reports closely, some good fish out of Portland last 2 weeks, makes you pretty anxious to make the trip lol..
Got couta..?

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Re: Whos tuna fishing this season?

Postby frozenpod » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:19 pm

Mattblack wrote:
cobby wrote:Ugly as all hell but they're bloody stable those little stabis

They are an acquired taste....they are the Schwarzenegger of the boating world...chiselled good looks & love a bit of roughhousing



Don't forget to add the cons to that list as well.

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Re: Whos tuna fishing this season?

Postby Mattblack » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:06 pm

frozenpod wrote:
Mattblack wrote:
cobby wrote:Ugly as all hell but they're bloody stable those little stabis

They are an acquired taste....they are the Schwarzenegger of the boating world...chiselled good looks & love a bit of roughhousing



Don't forget to add the cons to that list as well.


They are both immigrants and neither can pronounce 'tumor'

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Re: Whos tuna fishing this season?

Postby smile0784 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:10 pm

Mattblack wrote:
cobby wrote:Ugly as all hell but they're bloody stable those little stabis

They are an acquired taste....they are the Schwarzenegger of the boating world...chiselled good looks & love a bit of roughhousing


I sopose it all comes down to what you like and what your comfitable with



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