Metro bill fish - water temp

Hi guys,

Appears to be a comparatively warmish current (22-23 degrees) pushing south north of the trench. Historically, how warm has the water been when those very lucky few have raised a couple of marlin in a day off Perth?

Slight chance Sunday's weather be okay and the current makes it down in time?.. fingers crossed.

Cheers,

Sam

 


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Anything over about 21

Fri, 2017-02-17 11:53

 No hard and fast rules but if you've got water temps over about 21 and find a good temp break I'd be giving it a go.

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I have seen it as high as 25

Fri, 2017-02-17 11:56

I have seen it as high as 25 - but it would not be that outlandish to think my unit could be out a degree or two !
- also water temp at the surface can be a bit warmer in calmer conditions (summer)

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Wouldn't over think it bud,

Fri, 2017-02-17 13:03

Wouldn't over think it bud, been a few raised and landed already. 

Get out and do it 

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lucky i love to fish because i cant catch any.

 

BM294

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 Appreciate your views gents.

Fri, 2017-02-17 14:08

 Appreciate your views gents. Perhaps Ill consider it a warm up for Ningaloo and any raised will be a bonus..

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NIKE

Fri, 2017-02-17 18:56

Just think NIKE and Just Do It
 
Everyone gets so hung up on asking whats the water temp etc etc that this miss the fact that the fish are out there.
Has been a number raised and caught lately so NOW is the time.
I know of marlin that have been caught in October some years and July others.
It just shows we really know little about their activities off Perth and confirms that you wont catch a fish if your lines not in the water

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We tagged if little blue

Mon, 2017-02-20 09:19

We tagged a little blue yesterday afternoon off Perth,

Dropped bigger fish earlier on to,days stats were 3.1.1

There are fish there just got to get out and have a crack 

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Well Done

Mon, 2017-02-20 09:47

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Put in a solid effort on

Mon, 2017-02-20 15:57

Put in a solid effort on Sunday - on the grounds by 530am. Ended up with 0-0-0 woo hoo!

Marked one on the sounder at the start of the trench but was on what we thought was a decent break so continued on (hindsight is wonderful). Spent the morning looking for good water which took us to >2,500m.. Found good warmish water (surface got up to 24.5 degrees) with a few breaks & upwellings but could not raise one. To top off the frustration we spotted one crash some bait 100m off our bow.

In general we had a hard time finding bait. Quite a bit in closer toward fads (quite small) but not alot in what I thought looked like the better water.

kamo king, were you in a bit closer towards the fads? I reckon with hindsight thats where we found some of the better water after searching far and wide..

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We were fishing north of the

Mon, 2017-02-20 20:37

We were fishing north of the trench,

We found a few patches of bait, find the bait find the fish