Catch of the Day (Aug. 7): There was more unreal bluefin tuna action off Narooma on Wednesday. Skipper Nick Cowley from Charter Fish Narooma had a school of bleufin under his boat Playstation yesterday.
The fish ranged from 40 to 60kg and he was catching them on jigs, poppers and cubes or just about anything.
He and his fishing mate landed and kept four fish and released many, many more fish!
“Jigging for bluefin tuna today at Narooma, almost ever drop resulted in a hook up fish between 40-60kg, on a Daiwa catalina 5000 size reel, awesome fun!” he wrote on Facebook.
He posted a couple of videos of the hot action on the bluefin tuna, including one fish that took over 250 meters of line first run on a jig. He apparently has more underwater footage that will come later!
Scott Bradley from Bermagui Bait & Tackle said the fish were breaking up into patches, which made them harder to find and could also signal they were ready to move on.
However, fish were caught this week in water as cold as 17.5 degrees and who knows what the current would bring in the next week.
The more boats on the water, the easier it was to find the fish!