Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three days

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Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three days

Post by Anglers Choice » Wed May 01, 2013 10:15 am

Landed 3 sails yesterday and around 15 in the last week. Lost pleny too. Not massive but plenty of fun for the clients. Weather has been awesome. Flat as a tack today.
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Re: Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three

Post by DOUG » Wed May 01, 2013 10:35 am

Nice what area have you been raising them ?

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Re: Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three

Post by Rhys56 » Wed May 01, 2013 11:07 am

Well done mate

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Re: Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three

Post by Dundee Hombre » Wed May 01, 2013 2:40 pm

Oversized Garfish, over-rated as well. Long Lost around the Witches Nose seems to be the place where their at.

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Re: Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three

Post by Anglers Choice » Wed May 01, 2013 4:28 pm

You might feel they are over-rated but the clients love it. See the smile on Deans face. As we know Dundee Hombre, with the right boat you can catch Sailfish and barramundi in the same day.

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Re: Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three

Post by max » Wed May 01, 2013 5:21 pm

Any fish that puts a grin on an Anglers dial is a good un. :mrgreen:

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Re: Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three

Post by Anglers Choice » Wed May 01, 2013 6:45 pm

Agreed Max :)

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Re: Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three

Post by DOUG » Wed May 01, 2013 6:50 pm

Dundee Hombre wrote:Oversized Garfish, over-rated as well. Long Lost around the Witches Nose seems to be the place where their at.
Over rated to those who don't try and specifically target them !
Been out caught one once yeah over rated :) :)
There's the occasional bigger one around !
I'd love to know where they are breeding it can't be to far of our cost line with the size of some of these real small ones! As they are a really quick growing fish I seen on a documentary from memory ! ;)

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Re: Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three

Post by jimmysando » Wed May 01, 2013 7:54 pm

what area anglers choice?
I'm going to have a crack friday

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Re: Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three

Post by ken_dog » Thu May 02, 2013 7:20 am

Dundee Hombre wrote:Oversized Garfish, over-rated as well. Long Lost around the Witches Nose seems to be the place where their at.
Why billfish??

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Re: Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three

Post by DOUG » Thu May 02, 2013 7:35 am

ken_dog wrote:
Dundee Hombre wrote:Oversized Garfish, over-rated as well. Long Lost around the Witches Nose seems to be the place where their at.
Why billfish??
Don't even go there !! We got 15 hours to discuss this topic on the weekend while loosening a few bills ;)

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Re: Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three

Post by scottmac » Thu May 02, 2013 1:23 pm

Heading out Sunday, hope these easterlies die a bit. Howling ATM. C'mon Emma, give us a hint, the city, long lost? Need to catch my first billie!

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Re: Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three

Post by Matt Flynn » Thu May 02, 2013 1:34 pm

It is interesting about the breeding area theory, as sailfish grow extremely quickly. Some tiny ones have been caught off Dundee, and tiny blacks too. There may be a spawning area nearby, it's either that or they are drifting in on a current.

If the spawning area is nearby, you would assume this means big sails are there, unless it's a new midget variety, the Dundee Oh Gee :-)

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Re: Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three

Post by cuddlescooper » Thu May 02, 2013 2:39 pm

I could be wrong here but it seems to me to be a big increase in sail activity on the years of minimal rainfall or late rainfall. I wounder if a current is more likely to be forced further north from Wa way early in the year due to a lessoned fresh water influence.

Or perhaps the currents that effect the rainfall in the first place carry these currents, fish or bait closer to Dundee.

I did a bit of research on the water currents and Dundee does appear to be a place where the currents from around bathurst island, the clarence chanel and the bonapart gulf all meet. I think this is why that area is so rich in fishing oppertunities and rubbly sponge reefs. Plus all the nutrients flushed from the Finniss and Daly rivers gathering in the eddie that is formed by the sheering of all of the current convergants.

Just wish I could find some more data on past water temps and currents from previous years to put a better picture together.

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Re: Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three

Post by DOUG » Thu May 02, 2013 2:42 pm

Matt Flynn wrote:It is interesting about the breeding area theory, as sailfish grow extremely quickly. Some tiny ones have been caught off Dundee, and tiny blacks too. There may be a spawning area nearby, it's either that or they are drifting in on a current.

If the spawning area is nearby, you would assume this means big sails are there, unless it's a new midget variety, the Dundee Oh Gee :-)
That's what I was leaning towards !!;)
Why would a current line bring them right in close around fog bay ?? But so so prevalent in another areas along our coast line ?
That fish no good posted a while back would only be a few months old wouldn't it ?? Is was like 600mm long !

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