The warm water is here!

 Just saw 21 - 22 degree water current coming down from Jurien bay now and over the weekend  hopefully a few pelagics start appearing off perth  im excited!  (sorry havent had much to be excited about for a while with this ban and crap weather we been having)  cheers fellas

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Been yellowfin tuna around

Fri, 2023-11-24 14:12

Been yellowfin tuna around for months, big fish following the bonito schools. Water has been reading warm at the surface with the past few calm hot days. Have seen a lot more flying fish recently, mackerel love to eat those. Also started to catch guitar fish off the beach, that's normally not till December. Heard they are catching spotted mackerel at Jurien now, so everything seems a little early could be in for a good year. Though the El Nino usualy means cooler waters in WA. 



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Good news. I had not heard about the yellow fin being

Fri, 2023-11-24 15:09

 around till you mentioned it now. Any idea what kind of depths they seem to be in?  Ive got a new Richter oscar juniour in "flying fish" pattern that im keen to tow around out there

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I saw there was a Spaniard

Fri, 2023-11-24 17:41

I saw there was a Spaniard caught 800m off the beach today, thats early to be catching them inshore. 

I have encountered YF in less than 30m mainly stalking bonito or small bluefin schools. Friends were getting them on skirts out at the shelf. I got a 26kg in 28m on a halco max, had another try to eat a bluefin at the boat. Caught a big one last year that ate the bonito on the lure so live baiting around the bonito schools sounds like a plan. 



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 I went to Rotto on the

Mon, 2023-11-27 11:47

 I went to Rotto on the weekend and saw quite a lot of flying fish. Spotted some terns flying high watching something closely. Pretty encouraging.


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Do flying fish only fly when

Mon, 2023-11-27 17:55

Do flying fish only fly when there being hunted or they just like to stretch there feathery fins....asking for a friend ?

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Not sure

Mon, 2023-11-27 20:01

 Not sure as have seen them fly when chased or startled but have also seen then in hundreds of all sizes taking off in an area over couple of hundred metres wide.

They make great bait, used to collect them off the deck each morning when anchored out wide with all the lights on off the NW coast and drag them behind the boat when travelling  between to a new site to set the gear


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 Can burley them up and catch

Tue, 2023-11-28 07:38

 Can burley them up and catch them on a line too. And they try to fly when hooked. Great baits. 


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 There around I  saw a big

Mon, 2023-11-27 18:43

 There around I  saw a big Mackie free jumping off secret harbour beach last week, looked big 


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