Info request - Billfishing Coburg

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Info request - Billfishing Coburg

Post by JasonFaulkner » Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:43 pm

Hey there all, I'm departing Darwin this friday and boating up to Trepang Bay for roughly a weeks fishing. I was wondering if there are any general areas on the way through that are prevalent with billfish? Just general areas around Cape Don/Trepang Bay/Orontes Reef that holds any areas worth trolling. Any help would be appreciated.

Also any tips for anywhere to start within Trepang Bay would be great as well.

Cheers. Good luck to those in the Billfish Shootout coming up too.



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Re: Info request - Billfishing Coburg

Post by trevor schultz » Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:03 am

I wish I had any advice to give you heading that way chasing billfish let us know how you get on good luck

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Re: Info request - Billfishing Coburg

Post by JasonFaulkner » Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:33 pm

trevor schultz wrote:I wish I had any advice to give you heading that way chasing billfish let us know how you get on good luck
Got back on the weekend, didn't spend very much time chasing billies however within the hour and a half we did try chase them, we went 1-0-0. Great billfishing grounds up there by the looks of it, lots of clear water, great shoals pushing from 30-40m up to 5-15m deep with bait over it, loadsss of booby birds too.

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Post by trevor schultz » Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:46 pm

How come you didn't get to troll for long ? Sounds like loads of potential

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Re: Info request - Billfishing Coburg

Post by fish4me123 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:32 am

There might be bill fish there but the other species are to aggressive and will attack any thing put in the water.
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Post by JasonFaulkner » Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:23 pm

we didn't troll for too long as we were mainly there chasing queenies, trevally, trout etc. Also on some of the days we were planning to go we woke up a bit late and were in a bit far in the bays (35ft mothership for billfishing as a bit too choppy by midday for the 6m) and the 35fter is a bit hefty on fuel to race out from the bays.

fish4me, yeah the mackeral may be a bit aggressive but its the same as what I've found from fishing around fenton/the trench/sailcity, go too close to the mackeral and tuna bust ups and you catch them but stay a set distance out and you'll find some billfish.

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Post by fish4me123 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:51 pm

I have never seen any out there . have you
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Re: Info request - Billfishing Coburg

Post by JasonFaulkner » Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:33 pm

fish4me123 wrote:I have never seen any out there . have you

Yeah as I said I went 1-0-0 within about and hour and a half.. The grounds there look a lot better than Fenton patches and north gutter

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