Tuna are still on the bite locally with plenty of fish up to 30kg on the chew. Lures such as Samaki Pacemakers, Rapala X-Rap’s, Pakula Micro Uzi’s and Mossie’s have been accounting for plenty of fish for those trolling. Rapala X-Rap Long Cast Shallows and Maria Loaded’s have been hard to go past for those casting. Dan from Salty Dog Charters down at Port Fairy has been sending customers home stoked with some solid Tuna of late.
The bottom fishing inshore has been hot over the last week. Numbers of Gummy Sharks in the 5-15kg range have been taken by anglers right along the coast. Snapper are still common along the inshore ground, most fish have been around the kilo mark but a few better fish up to 3kg have been mixed in.