Macks and Tuna reports

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Macks and Tuna reports

Post by Mitchjames55 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:31 am

Hi Guys,
I'm fairly new to boat fishing and looking to tick off some solid tuna and macks, it's might be a little early yet but has anyone been catching many lately?
cheers :drinking8:



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Re: Macks and Tuna reports

Post by mickd » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:51 am

Went out Saturday and the tuna and some Mack’s amoung then were at 6mile around lunch time
Couldn’t hook one on the lures that usually work and didn’t see the other 2 boats hook up either.
They weren’t flighty and were all around the boat feeding...very frustrating!!

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Post by Captain6979 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:09 pm

went out to Dundee, and out near Sail City, there were schools going crazy, couldnt miss. 40g Halco outcasts were destroying them... so much fun.

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Re: Macks and Tuna reports

Post by Mitchjames55 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:52 pm

I was thinking about heading out to six mile. Also want to go out to dundee as well.. cheers for the replies. Hopefully get onto some soon

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Post by andybuck » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:37 pm

Have also seen schools of tuna & queenies at 6 mile recently and same as mickd couldn't hook up on usual chromies/poppers, very annoying! They were quite flighty as though only popping up for a minute or less then buggering off.
Sounds like Dundee is the go if you can get a day without too much wind/swell.

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Post by Captain6979 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:16 am

Anyone had any Pelagic action out at Dundee lately, and how far out? wouldnt mind running the Shabby-Craft out there sometime, but obviously need days with zero wind, be preferable. ha ha!

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Post by Mitchjames55 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:24 pm

Hey Captain, I went out a few weeks ago and there we tons of tuna bust ups, mostly macks but the odd long tail in the mix. Saw a few mackeral around as well but didn't manage to hook any just came home with some long tails, not complaining about the tuna steaks though!

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Post by Captain6979 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:19 pm

nice Mitch!! how far out? ive got a 90L tank in the Shabby, but can always take Jerry Cans onboard. N she doesnt ride to well in the Chop, so need smooth days on water :)

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Post by Mitchjames55 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:11 am

Not sure exactly but we were probably traveling for around 30-45 minutes. It was blowing a bit in the morning around 6 and smoothed off and blew up again around 1:30 ish. My mate has 100l tank but we brought two 20l jerrys out as well :)
Hope that helps!

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Post by Captain6979 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:31 am

Thanks mate! sure does! did you have to use any of the Jerry cans at all?

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Post by Captain6979 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:22 am

Heard a few reports of a lot of Macks getting caught in the harbour, even before Mandorah. Gold!

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Post by Mitchjames55 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:57 am

Sorry mate about the late reply, no we didn't end up using them is was more back up or if we wanted to go further out!

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Re: Macks and Tuna reports

Post by Captain6979 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:46 am

Cool as Mitch! Yeah, I'm itching to get out to Dundee sometime soon for a bit of a Pelagic-chase, but needs that flat-water for my boat! :)

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