Ambition Offshore 9th. August’ 16

080816_2I spent the week-end fishing for Mako’s along with 27 other boats. To say that the Mako’s were missing would be an understatement mostly because the water was a warmer than usual on the wider grounds. Those who tried in closer on Sunday, around the 12 Mile, had much more luck though even then the results were not good. I don’t have the official results but there was only one Mako weighed and maybe 11 tagged. Interestingly on Sunday there were 5 Tiger sharks tagged and one good sized one lost after a long fight, strange goings on for this time of year. We even had a Marlin free jumping along our burley slick, guess it was wondering what it had got itself into.080816_1080816_3

On Monday we went to the Mountain bottom fishing and had no trouble bagging out on Gem fish and managed a Silver Dory but unfortunately couldn’t find a Blue Eye, the Gemmies are just too aggressive. One of the guys with us, I can’t remember his name, was dead keen on jigging and managed a Gem Fish and a Silver Dory. It may be a lot of fun jigging on Browns but it is hard work – a great way to get fit and not for the faint hearted.

080816_4After finishing up at Browns we went wider looking for Tuna. After finding a likely bit of feature we started cubing and deep jigging. The first drop produced a really good Albacore of around 13 Kg. and a little later another fell to a cube. So after a full on day all had caught fish and were tired – it was time to start the 2 hour run home.

Tight lines,
Ivan

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