Tuna Frenzy - Scuttlebutt's Cairns Footage

Some crazy tuna action from Cairns. Thanks goes out to Scuttlebutt for sending me the footage. There will be some awesome spanish mackerel videos as the next installments, stay tuned!

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Pearl Jam

Mon, 2006-04-10 12:04

Haven't heard any Pearl Jam in ages, brings back a few memories. Great clip, looks like the sharkies were having a bit of a feed amongst the chaos as well.

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Thanks Adam, yeah the tuna

Mon, 2006-04-10 15:19

Thanks Adam, yeah the tuna run hot here from time to time. The fish that bites off the back of that tuna is actually a big Barracuda. It just sat there looking at us with the tuna tail in it's mouth for a few seconds before spitting it out and swimming away. They're evil those things!

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What Lures did you use?

Mon, 2006-04-10 17:12

Looked like small metal baitfish imitations, say 30g or so. Hard to tell from the footage.

Awesome action by the way. I bet that little session got the adrenalin running.

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woah.......time to break out

Tue, 2006-04-11 00:15

woah.......time to break out the bream gear......looks like the local bonnies are no match for these mack tunas. I wonder if 100m of 8lb braid is enough.......

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we were getting some grey

Tue, 2006-04-11 08:18

we were getting some grey mackies up north, around the 80-90cm mark on bream gear. Unfortunatly 6lb braid wasnt enough, lost alot of gear that day and we managed to seize a symetre 2500.

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See....if U had a daiwa then

Tue, 2006-04-11 10:25

See....if U had a daiwa then it wouldnt seize up.....hehe

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Nice footage...looks kind of familiar;)

Sat, 2006-04-15 17:57

Is there a prize for best supporting actor?

Andy- I was using 60gram raider 'sniper' slugs. I'm pretty sure Steve was using Gillies slugs around 35g.

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Do those Skipjacks run like

Sun, 2006-07-09 16:36

Do those Skipjacks run like that year around?

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Here in Cairns the tuna seem

Mon, 2006-07-10 13:50

Here in Cairns the tuna seem to be most numerous in the warmer months, but can be found most of the year in various numbers.

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Nice

Mon, 2006-07-10 16:31

VERY nice .

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We're supposed to start

Mon, 2006-07-10 22:39

We're supposed to start getting em that size from August, but apparently the season has started a little early this year, so I'm hoping that translates into me being able to boat a few this weekend. If I get some I'll post pics.

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what line were u using?

Fri, 2006-07-21 17:40

what line were u using? pretty light i guess