Fishing Report 23rd of February 2018

Fishing Report

Bluewater Tackle World
Friday 23rd of February 2018What can’t you catch in metro waters at the moment? Jazz Charters hooked a marlin in 50m off the back of Rotto yesterday if you haven’t already heard, on the humble mulie no less. This event lends itself to the idea that any fish or at least a pelagic could be anywhere at any time, after all we all remember the broadbill swordfish showed up in the Sound only a couple of months ago. Are we crazy to be going anywhere on the boat without lures in the water?

This wasn’t the only marlin seen in metro waters this week either. The Bluewater Tackle World Marlin Cup was on last weekend and Perth Game Fishing Club had the following report on the tournament.

“While there were a few Marlin raised and hooked over the weekend only 1 fish stayed connected long enough to get a tag in.
Congrats to Dave on Azura for his first metro marlin. He has seen and caught Marlin everywhere he has gone but a metro fish had eluded him until now.
There were also some very welcome by catches on the heavy gear with Mahi to around 8.5kg and YFT to around 20kg being caught.
Most anglers ended up very wide looking for activity with most good water being found way to the North or way out West in 1600m or so.
Thanks again to all our sponsors who supported the event and especially our major sponsor Bluewater Tackle World who support us at the club throughout the year.”

Staff member Brad (Top) and customer Paul (Below) with two lit up dollies from the Bluewater Tackle World Marlin Cup

Demersal fishing has been going off! With the glamour conditions from yesterday plenty of reports have been flooding in. From dhufish and baldies to nannygai and queen snapper, as well as Northen species such as red throat and spangled emperor. There really is a bounty out there.
Good customer Ben and crew had a ripper day landing these two dhuies in the 50m mark

A massive queen snapper for Joondalup customer Marc

On the pelagic front again customer Brodie found the macs in Jurien and stickbaited some kings off the surface that were feeding on the same bait. Locally there have been scores of yellowtail kings on the reefs that have been obliterating the bait in big pack attacks. On the edges of these reefs macs, both sharkies and spaniards, have been seen flying out of the water after any bait that scatters into deeper water.

Customer Brodie landed 5 macs and some solid kings in Jurien

Tailor and small sharks are still prevalent on most of the beaches but further North we have seen some big mulloway landed as well. Another notable beach capture was a respectable breaksea cod that was then safely released after a few quick snaps.

Mindarie customer with a 1.2m long mulloway caught on long life mulies

Mindarie customer Richard caught and released this breaksea cod of the beach this week

Staff member Troy always managed to nab a feed of calamari

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