Well whoever made the call of “It’s to early in the season to catch marlin” must enjoy eating their own words because it is certainly all systems go out there at the moment!
The strong southerly blow that made life hard for the Sydney to Hobart yachts did nothing but favours for us here with the current dropping off and nice clean water pushing in from out wide, the bait has turned up with plenty of nice patches of slimies around keeping those with the pointy noses about.
Yes, it is still early in marlin season however the last couple of days I’ve felt as confident as I would in mid February! Our client Warren tagged his first ever striped marlin onboard Head Hunter with us yesterday – a lovely fish that I was happy to call at 110kg any day of the week! A flighty fish it was to, giving us a great show on the teaser before we switched him and plenty of jumps right at the back of the boat in what could only be described as perfect conditions!
The fishing is only going to get better so get ready for what I think is going to be a great season!