Posts Tagged ‘Cairn Marlin Fishing’

"Mini Grander"

"The Bite's the best part"

The few boats that have already started their heavy tackle season are being rewarded with some good fishing. On their first day out “Viking II ” went 1 from 6 bites releasing a 950 pounder. Also getting off to a great start “Calypso” let a nice fish go that Capt. Tim Dean called over 800#. I also heard “Cool Runnings” caught a 750 pounder on a day trip out of Cairns. “Tradition” just started their season as well and reported raising 3 fish for 1 bite. As long as the current keeps pushing to the south the fish should stay on the edge,fingers crossed. I would also like to congratulate my good mate Chris’Sharky’Miles and the crew of the “Sea Baby IV” on winning the 2010 Townsville Billfish Challenge. Sharky, you’re a tournament ninja! Most of the fleet will be making their way north up to the famous Ribbon Reefs over the next few weeks so hopefully the big girls keep swimming in.

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Jason Holtz, Billy Boyle, Bo Jenyns - Carins Black Marlin

Kona Blue Marlin

After a very slow June and July the Kona fleet has been enjoying some good fishing over the last month.  Jason Holtz on the “Marlin Magic”  told me he’s been raising 2-4 billfish a day, some nice blue marlin with a few stripie’s and spearfish mixed in. He has Billy Boyle fishing with him at the moment chasing the 16# blue marlin record,good luck guys!  “Five Star” and “Strong Persuader” have been finding a few fish as well. Both boats released 3-4 nice fish over the last week. Chip Van Mols,who runs “Monkey Business”,said the fish just turned up late this year and he expects the good fishing to continue through October. September is also a great month in Kona for big fish and it wouldn’t surprise me if there were  a few granders weighed in the coming weeks. Even though the Cairns season hasn’t really started yet a few boats have reported some early action. “Iona II” is already fishing up of no. 10 ribbon reef and the other day they had 5 bites, releasing 2 and they raised a really big fish that wouldn’t eat. Hopefully its a sign that Cairns is going to have a banner season.