Peter Goode and Mark Kita got their bag of tuna at Port Fairy yesterday morning before heading for a bottom fish.IMG_5380

Andrew Westlake had three first time tuna anglers Lee, Gavin, and Danny, and Roy along to help.  10 tuna from 12 hook-ups.  All in 49 metres due south of Port Fairy – birds working and fish were keen from 9:00 to 11:30am.  Water temp 15.3 deg.  Pictured also are their best lures from the day.IMG_5382 IMG_5383

On Cassius Cray we headed over to Port MacDonnell and there is an unbelievable amount of tuna in 25-50m spread right through, and taking all lures. We caught around 35-40, keeping a feed and releasing the rest, for the last couple of hours just running a couple of light rods. All the other boats there had similar results, with most then doing well on the bottom with a mixture of snapper (one of 7-8kg), gummies and schoolies, and a big bronze whaler estimated over 100kg which one of the boats released.  Checked Portland on the way home and there were a few frames in the bins but not heaps, consensus was that it was a little slow, however some boats did do really well.IMG_7309 IMG_7310 IMG_7313 IMG_7314 IMG_7321 IMG_7332 IMG_7333 IMG_7335