Apologies for the lack of fishing reports the last week due to yours truly taking a trip to Mexico – where we did manage to sneak in a day’s fishing and landed some nice “Jack Crevalle” (AKA Black-tailed trevally).
In recent days there have been several big tuna caught and lost in the shallow water between Portland and Cape Bridgewater, as well as Port MacDonnell. Pictured here are some customers aboard Port MacDonnell Fishing Charters (see http://www.portmacfishing.com.au) who hooked up to an extremely large tuna at 9am a couple of days ago, saw the fish at 4pm, only to have it break them off on the bottom at 10:30pm after a 13.5 HOUR battle!
Last week Ed and Blake Lane, fishing with Rhooky caught a couple off Warrnambool, while the tuna have been down off Peterborough as well, and Apollo Bay has been fishing well with plenty around the 20kg mark. A couple of days of dodge tides during the week, however, did slow the action down somewhat. Snapper and gummy shark have also been caught by those seeking an alternative to tuna.