Little blacks the talk of the coasts

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Well the black marlin fishing is still on fire on both the Sunshine and Gold Coasts – it’s shaping up for a summer of fun.Unfortunately though, at least the Gold Coast boats were foiled in their attempts to get out there again on the weekend with strong winds warnings in effect. But late last week, there were a few able to squeeze in some days before the weather came through. Private boat Brilliant Company with Capt. Simon Carosi was on fire Friday tagging 8 from 9 on lures – made even the more amazing considering there was just Capt. Simon and super-angler Marcus on board. Then they backed up again with another 4 from 5 on Saturday morning! Just outside the seaway – awesome stuff! On Reel Chase we also made it out for a couple of hours in the morning downpour Friday (the only wet day of the week!) for just the one solid bite on the teaser which we switched onto a deadbait for some acrobatics before the tag and release. MORE REPORTS IN: Les Corby tells me they made it out in the strong winds yesterday as well on Reel Deal at 37 Riviera and managed 4 from 5 off Jumpinpin and southern end of Nth Straddie. Fishing nearby they saw Lucky Strike hook up several times. Perry was also out on Comotion on Sunday going 4 from 4 and Dan and the boys went 4 from 6 on Saturday on the old Too Easy. On the Sunshine Coast, the fishing was good for the weekend tournament. Smithy tells me the winning boat Luna tagged 12 fish in the two days including 9 on Day 1, runner up Rum & Coke tagged 9 and third place, with Smithy on board, Reefhunter II with 7. Some very good results!With the wind dying down today, no doubt there will be more boats out there again this week. And back up North, Brett on Watchdog tells me that there are a few fish still around on the Bank. On a day out early last week they went 1 from 3 – successfully releasing a fish around the 300lb mark and missing one in the 800lb range.