Ivan’s Offshore 24th. August’16

There doesn’t appear to be much to say about the last few days off Sydney even though the water out wide looks really good there is not much life in it.

080816_4In my ventures out I found the Kings on the reefs but also lots of Jackets, my philosophy is when I lose two jigs to Jackets it’s time to leave.

Further out, between 80 and 110 fathoms there was tons of bait,  slimies from top to bottom, certainly worth a shot for Marlin but the mountain was where we were going.

Over the previous few days there were quite a few Mako’s making life difficult for those bottom fishing with one of our club boats, Casey, tagging three and weighing one at 140 kg’s. We were lucky in that we weren’t harassed by any sharks but finding the Gemmies and anything else was hard going we only managed four and one Mirror Dory.Kingfish

On the radio I did hear a report of good sized Yellowfin down South around Kiama and hopefully the way the current is running they may turn up here; you’ve got to be optimistic.

Snapper are still there for those who know and some good Kings are inshore, in fact some good ones being taken inside Botany Bay.

Good luck and tight lines,

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