I have been out a couple of times this last week when the weather has permitted and luckily missing the big one.
Yesterday Vic Levett on his boat MOJO tagged a Striped Marlin around the shelf area while I went out wide to chase the Blue Marlin, Spearfish and good sized Dollies that had been reported in previous days. It was hard going as the North-Easterly picked up early and was pumping 20 to 25 knots and gusting even higher.
I eventually found a huge amount of bait around Browns and the birds were beginning to gather however the discomfort of the seas got the better of the charter and the allure of the Watsons Bay Hotel was too great so it was back to shore we went.
Rumours are coming in about boats live baiting inshore for the Kingfish hooking up on small Black Marlin. Going back through SGFC records these Blacks usually turned up around Christmas or Boxing day so they are right on cue.
The Kingfish continue to frustrate fisher people with their small size. The legal ones and bigger are there but a lot of perseverance and live squid is needed.
Anyway the Game fishing is looking good judging by the amount of bait building up along the coast, the fish are sparse at present as the currents are still fickle but it will only get better.
I’m off to Port Stephens in a few weeks and can’t wait to get there anyone wanting to join me should give me a call.
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