29 Oct

PBG Fishing Report September & October 2017

Inshore and Offshore Action

Like the wet-season weather, the mid-year fishing delivered mixed results. For days on end there was frenzied yellowfin action on the seamount in glass-calm conditions. After the tuna moved on, the boats headed inshore to find cuberra snapper and roosterfish. One of the BlueWater Readers’ Trip participants hit the jackpot with a 35kg rooster.

We expect the run of yellowfin tuna to increase in numbers and size over the next month,and eagerly await the large female black marlin that enter our waters in August and September. These will join our current population of smaller 150 to 200kg black and blue marlin that have decided to stay on our seamount grounds all season.