What are current billfishing conditions like?

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What are current billfishing conditions like?

Post by JasonFaulkner » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:46 am

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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Re: What are current billfishing conditions like?

Post by jonr » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:26 am

Heaps around ... get out as soon as you can
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Re: What are current billfishing conditions like?

Post by Matt Flynn » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:24 am

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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Re: What are current billfishing conditions like?

Post by jpb15 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:16 pm

I know it is a little of topic, but what size Boats are People using to catch these Fish?
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Post by jonr » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:42 pm

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

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Post by jonr » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:43 pm

The ground is only 25km from the ramp.

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Post by deepblack » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:42 am

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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Re: What are current billfishing conditions like?

Post by JasonFaulkner » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:41 am

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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Re: What are current billfishing conditions like?

Post by Luke35 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:15 pm

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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Re: What are current billfishing conditions like?

Post by JasonFaulkner » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:00 pm

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

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