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Tuna turn it on in Hervey Bay
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better if I found another surface school though was not rewarded, which was fine because tuna had been found out wide and the wind was hiking up.
erel with metal lures and a single hook.
I relocated in close to Fraser Island and we were fortunate to find fish worth targeting.
I will usually keep any damaged fish if it’s of size.
It took a little time to actually hook one, how- ever we lost that fish too – it simply wanted its freedom.
I look for compro- mised gills, jawbones and eyes.
After what may have been an hour, we boat- ed one nice trev, pulled hooks on a few more and eventually a shark found our final hook-up.
Try to take care of our resources, because no one else will.
Craig with a Father’s Day gift to himself.
The last fish was actu- ally taken on its very first run!
Credit to the fishos who remained positive and in good humour, it was a long grind.
But they endured, en- joyed the session and were more educated at the end.
I was very happy to see a five-star review from them and a prom- ise to come out again.
By early November, we should see spotty mackerel joining the tuna.
Mackerel can be a lifesaver because they are not as fussy as tuna usually.
However, they are definitely not a species I would target consist- ently as a sportfish, because I find them a little fragile.
I tend to target mack-
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But the use of fine- gauge single hooks will minimise harm and in- crease hook-ups.
De-hooking tools will help you quickly flip fish off boat side and they work extremely well on single hooks.
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