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|🗺️ Location||CRANBOURNE BAIT TACKLE|
|⏰ Fast Updates||Every day|
|🐟 Species||All Species|
|🗓️ Next Update||Tomorrow|
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73 Yellowtail, and 19 Bonito. Another excellent November day for the guys.
Stopped on schools of bluefin all day today but we’re unable to get one to stick. We did however land this 140 pound beauty. Back out tomorrow.
Oh how quick game plans can change out here. Hello all and welcome back. Or welcome me back. Or... What was the question? Never mind. I'm back. I had a wonderful trip off. Spent a lot of time with my daughter. She got much cuter in the last month and also became much more of a terror. All joy though.
When we left the dock this afternoon I felt pretty good about my game plan. Go fish yellows for a day or two, then come catch tuna for the last couple of days. We caught over a hundred tuna today on our departure day. Good ones too. 20-40 pounders minus one 20 fish stop on small yellowfin. Well that just threw a wrench in my whole plans. I'm not whining though. We're very grateful for what we caught today. Not every boat in this ocean caught fish today. So we're going to take it one day at a time now. Hopefully we can do this again tomorrow.
7 Yellowfin Tuna 169 Skipjack Tuna. Weather is forecasted to be very nice this week. Don’t be part of the “day after” crowd. We still have plenty of good fishing ahead of us.
I was told second hand today that my reports make it sound like fishing was less good than it actually was and I have to say that I totaly agree. I have sat at home in the past and reminessed by reading some of my past reports and have thought to myself how much better that perticular day actually was than I was reading so I will try and be more accurate with my reports starting with today. As I write this we have just departed from a 2+ hour drift on the bigguns so I'm still pumped. Take a journey with me.
We started off our morning drifting in flat calm conditions which it remained for the rest of the day. We fired up after daylight and didn't find much to work with for a few hours but mid morning we started stringing some stops together on the yellowfin tunas for a couple of hours before they went down for pretty much the rest of the day minus a couple stops mid afternoon. In between that after lunch we bumped into a couple big balls of dorado. That's something we haven't seen yet this year. They were a bit on the smaller size for the most part but they were still fun to watch and catch. Most of them were the size that's to big to bounce over the rail without a gaff but small enough to make it very difficult to gaff so we lost our fair share. Mostly guys grabbing the line trying to swing it over on there own.
After around 4 oclock we were getting low on bait and decided to use the remainder of it trying to catch bluefin tuna. Things were looking grim for us after a couple hours driving around in the zone without seeing much but around 6:30 things got nasty. My sonar made that beautiful sound the says fish fish fish with every pulse and then it was drifting for a few hours and hooking for 2. I'm not sure how many of the 60-90 pound maybe a few over 100 pound beasts we hooked but I can tell you we landed 13 of them and when you land that many you usually lose that many too. I watched one gentleman get spooled instantly on 50 pound test. Instantly. I watched that same angler later land one on 60 pound test. Everyone on board had their chance at a biggun this evening and half the boat did get one.
We're headed for the dock now and we'll be there tomorrow around the 0700 hour. We'll have a busy little turn around but we'll get the job done. We always do. See you later from the wheel house of the Polaris Supreme.
Fishing reports for cranbourne bait tackle are updated each week, usually by Thursday morning. The reports are compiled by an outside contractor who receives the information from bait shops, marinas and fishing guides.