Luke from Leisure Coast Bait and Tackle at Corrimal says the offshore marlin bite has really been heating up down south, especially off Jervis Bay.
Some of the more favoured locations are looking more like a car park at times with up to 50 boats all jostling for position on the various bait balls getting attacked by mobs of stripes and blacks.
Plenty of billfish have been caught around the Drum and the Sir John Young Banks off Crookhaven Heads with some boats radioing some ridiculous hookup, capture and release numbers over the last week.
The southerly buster that hit last weekend pushed a lot of the green lifeless water we have had for the past couple of weeks, further north.
It shouldn’t be long before we get the bite off our local waters with the run of marlin only hopefully days away.
Water temps have been rising rapidly earlier this week, so the much awaited arrival of the dollies on the FADs is keenly awaited.
Reminder that the dollies usually hang on the down side of the FAD facing the prevailing current, so you really should observe the marker flag and have a troll around downstream even up to 100 metres away before actually trolling past the FAD itself.
Snapper fishing has been slow to say the least due to the lifeless green murk we have had.
All is looking good for the coming weeks as there have still been the odd good-sized fish, just without the numbers we have been accustomed to seeing of late.
All the better fish have been coming from well beyond the 50m mark but only as the current abates enough for successful drops to the bottom.
If you are not donking your sinkers on the floor, you are almost wasting your time and effort.
Kings have again been slow as mentioned above but already this week there has been some good fish caught around the Islands and behind the bommie at Bellambi.
All reports have suggested they are marking a lot of bigger fish at the minute but getting through the smaller rats has been the problem.
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