North and South, Black and Blue

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Capt. Tom on Ultimate Lady made the most of a late season run out with the tuna boats going 3 from 3. Arriving late afternoon, they released a 250lb-er straight away and it was quiet until the tuna got active again at 5:30pm when they released two more at 500 and 100lbs. The 250 and 100lb fish mark Lance’s (aka Wetspot) first and second black marlins.

Tradition’s Capt. Tim also gave me a quick call again yesterday to update me on the fishing at the Bank and Opal Ridge. Apparently a few good fish being seen as he missed the bite of another good sized one yesterday. Capt. Tim also also reported that Capt. Ross on Top Shot fishing on Sunday had a great day going 3 + 1. Three blue and one black marlin. There certainly are a few blues around!

On the Gold Coast, a few of the local boats made it out in the ideal conditions Sunday including Vince on Barco who went 1 from 4, blue marlin, and another going 1 from 6. Capt. Jim told me it all looked very good as he straight-lined it home to the Gold Coast on Reel Chase and managed to raise one on the way through (home now). And, Darren also reports that the blues have made it down to Port Stephens already as well with one weighed at 149.5 on the weekend, and another at about 180 a couple of weeks ago!

And back to the black marlin fishing, Capt. Luke with Scotty on board KEKOA had a better day at Myrmidon off Townsville going two from three and getting some good sportfishing in too with some monster mackerel.