Hillarys Tuna

 New to fishing the Hillarys area and with the nice arvo weather and reading some good info on here took my young bloke and a mate of his out yesterday to look at some ground around the back of the 3 mile sounding for future trips in close when time doesnt allow going out wide.

Anyway thought i would throw a couple of lures out the back and picked up a few tuna which the boys were stoked with lost a few more then thought i would have a couple of quick drifts before heading in, didnt get a bite at all really and then my boy who was flicking one of Big Johns smaller jigs around gets all excited and pulls up a tuna not bad on 6lb braid with a small sienna1000 reel, landed the fish then it did a couple of flips one snapped the line and the other threw the jig out over the side of the boat.

So a good day in the end hopefully got some good spots to check and a some fish.


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Nice work

Mon, 2017-06-19 16:48

Spewing about losing the jig, those little jigs are dynamite when the fish are feeding on small bait.


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He'll have to replace it

Mon, 2017-06-19 17:24

 They do work well.nice trip out in the end


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 TF was there any birds

Mon, 2017-06-19 17:34

 TF was there any birds working above the tuna.?

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No Birds

Tue, 2017-06-20 11:58

Squid just like bayswater car rentals there were no birds honestly didn't expect much at all just planned to do a bit of mapping and with the swell was sitting between 7-9kn tried a popper on one rod and laser diver on the other and the diver got smashed 3 times for 1 landed, took the popper off and tried another diver and the same one got another 2 so swapped lures on the rod so the other young bloke could get a fish and it worked got 2 more on the same lure.

John considering my last lot of jigs were stolen pretty much without use was def not spewing at least caught a fish.

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 Tasty feed there. Well done

Tue, 2017-06-20 16:47

 Tasty feed there. Well done


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hard to believe that

Tue, 2017-06-20 20:05

 they grow sooo big..



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Thu, 2017-06-29 00:38

 We should seriously have a size limit on SBT...


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 gotta be happy with that

Thu, 2017-06-29 11:02

 gotta be happy with that catch on a recon mission. well done, enjoy the feed


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