The planets align for a great weekend of fishing

SATURDAY and Sunday marked one of those weekends when all the planets aligned and conditions were favourable. 

Light winds and small seas made for great fishing conditions, both inshore and offshore.

Let’s start with the marlin action which was as hot as it gets on Sunday with both stripes and blues being caught. 

The crew of captain cranky was in among the action, after trolling lures around for several hours without as so much as even a sniff they decide to pull the lures in and head south to the drum canyons, a known spot for holding bait this time of year.

This turned out to be a pretty good decision as the next couple of hours produced some hot action on stripe marlin. 

They managed three fish in two hours to well and truly break their marlin drought for the new boat. So I guess Grant’s not the jinx after all, guess I was wrong.

All the fish were taken on live slimie’s with one practically being ripped out of Grant’s hand as he fed it into the water.

Earlier on in the day the crew of X-rated managed to hook five blue marlin and land one around 200 kilograms. This is definitely the boat to follow at present if in search of that giant blue, they seem to be a magnet for the blue marlin this season.

As I wrote last week the dolphin fish are still in abundance, there are plenty of fish traps between the block and the FAD housing these guys so keep moving along until you find a school of fish.

The banks are still producing plenty of kings with quite a few now being of legal size, the new style butterfly jigs are definitely the goods for when there’s not too much current. This style of jig gives your lure much more hang time as it flutters to the bottom therefore giving the fish more time to find the jig, rather than the knife style jig which unless the fish are really on the chew plummets sometimes too quickly for the fish to find.

A quick tip for the estuary fishos to whet your appetite for next week’s report. 

The Shoalhaven River is fishing as good as ever for bream both upstream and downstream. These fish are finding it hard to resist a live nipper fed down in the current on a 1/0 circle hook. More about exactly where and when next week, or you can give us a call at the shop or catch up with us on Facebook at McCallums Tackle World Nowra.

Remember whatever you do in life do it well!

Johnny out.

SOLID CATCH: Scott McGrath shows off his impressive sized black marlin.

SOLID CATCH: Scott McGrath shows off his impressive sized black marlin.


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