Luke from Leisure Coast Bait and Tackle at Corrimal said there were some sensational yellowfin tuna and southern bluefin tuna caught last weekend and over the past few days.
The game boys are rejoicing that the southern blues have finally arrived within reach of most reasonable-sized trailer boats as well as the bigger game boats.
The offshore waters out from Kiama were the first to give up some solid fin with a Sydney Game Fishing Club boat Black Douglas getting a four-way hookup.
Kevin Gray, Mitch Gray and Squid Bokenham successfully landed three of them that measured short lengths of 1.4m, 1.5m and 1.62m or well over 80 kilos each.
Radio chatter said another boat had landed an enormous yellowfin that later weighed in at 107 kilos.
There were plenty of other yellows caught between 40 and 70 kilos and the majority were taken on trolled plastic shirts.
The weather gods intervened and the hot bite was unable to be enjoyed as commonsense prevailed and crews stayed safely at home. But time was well spent re-rigging and planning for the next window of opportunity.
Snapper fishing was a whole lot better over the weekend with quite a few boats getting some nice fat reds and they all seemed to be in the same depth, around the 30-40 metre mark. As per the norm these days, soft plastics and vibes were the undoing of the better fish.
Those who chose to fish in close found good fish in the afternoons, reporting the last couple of hours of light really had the fish fired up until the sun descended behind the mountain and the bite stopped.
For those chasing them in the shallows, there were plenty of small to medium sized sampson fish in the mix as well, just to keep you guessing.
Not much to report from the beaches with a couple of hardcore mulloway fishos putting in quite long hours with freshly caught live baits for not even a touch.
Off the rocks there were plenty of good sized drummer and blackfish about, both on weed and royal red prawns. Some of the drummer went 3 kilo cleaned.