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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:46 am    Post subject: What are current billfishing conditions like?

I was hoping to get out for a fish soon down Dundee if the weather and tides out, have been away for a few months and am not too sure of what the fish are acting like and how they are being caught, apologies if it's too sacred to ask? Have heard and seen of plenty getting raised and caught which looks very promising.

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:26 am    Post subject: Re: What are current billfishing conditions like?

Heaps around ... get out as soon as you can
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:24 am    Post subject: Re: What are current billfishing conditions like?

Been the best season in years, all the action has been at Dundee. Lots of sailfish and a fair spread of small blacks ranging from garfish size up!

There are billfish to be had at South Gutter, North Gutter and Fenton Patches at times (on neaps), but Dundee is where it's at for now.

You just need to know how to rig skip baits (and swimming baits if you want a better chance at marlin), Deepblack has a good blog on FFF with lots of info.

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:16 pm    Post subject: Re: What are current billfishing conditions like?

I know it is a little of topic, but what size Boats are People using to catch these Fish?

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:42 pm    Post subject: Re: What are current billfishing conditions like?

On calm days guys in 4.8m Tinny's are getting out...


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:43 pm    Post subject: Re: What are current billfishing conditions like?

The ground is only 25km from the ramp.


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:42 am    Post subject: Re: What are current billfishing conditions like?

On good days any boat can do it. The setup can be simple or it can be full battle rattle if you end up a tragic like me. :lol:
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:30 am    Post subject: Re: What are current billfishing conditions like?

Cheap outriggers are available, easy to set up and stow away.

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:41 am    Post subject: Re: What are current billfishing conditions like?

awesome thank you for the help, i am heading out tomorrow to fenton/the gutters area and will see how i go, can only head out for a day so cant make the dundee trek unfortunately.


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:15 pm    Post subject: Re: What are current billfishing conditions like?

Let's us know how ya go out there whether you raise any. Haven't heard any reports from that way yet. I'll be chasing some out dundee on Sunday and/or Monday


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:00 pm    Post subject: Re: What are current billfishing conditions like?

Fenton/north gutter absolutely dead, bugger all tuna or bait. No billfish raised for a whole days trolling.


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