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).IMG_7136 IMG_7172 IMG_7245 IMG_7158

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!11182309_870815956308891_2417242989716419706_n 11025625_870815969642223_8562299369010277695_n

Also aboard Port MacDonnell Fishing Charters on a separate day was this 68kg fish, and skipper Jason has been getting his customers some school-size tuna as well.11204987_871052202951933_6788787870710246743_n 11193328_871052259618594_5515855613288574737_n

Kane Ardiri and crew landed this 129.5kg beast off Portland in 42m, taking only 35minutes to land on 24kg line.  11210390_1829778630579691_4080402006025651591_n

Peter Goode and Chris Considine went off Port Fairy a few days ago, catching a couple of fish on a tough day, both from blind strikes – they never saw a bird dive all day.IMG_0878 copy

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.IMG_0477