Sean Blake caught plenty of tuna in close off Warrnambool, in 45-50 metres, a little to the east, being led by the birds and surface action and hooking plenty yesterday, while today working a little harder for them but mate Aspro landing one towards the end of the day.
Exciting news! Dennis Heinicke today reached a very impressive milestone aboard Shaka Zura, tagging the boat’s 1000th tuna! Dennis, his wife Kerry and various crew have worked tirelessly over a number of years to do their bit for fisheries research and to get this milestone is a very special moment indeed. We salute Dennis, Kerry and of course the good vessel Shaka Zura!!
Yesterday saw no barrels caught off Apollo Bay, loads of bait fish being chased out of the water around all the boats by tuna zoned in on them, and a few of these tuna were landed casting small lures into the busting schools. Jackson Wilson and Joe Restall each got one on the cast, pictured below. On Cassius Cray we also ventured out for a look at Big Reef, leaving most of the action in very close, and there was plenty of birds on the surface out there, bait on the sounder but the most we caught was in close, which was one of the garfish, and in case you’re wondering it took a small green x-rap!